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Melinda
Oct 18, 2015 Melinda rated it really liked it
Divided into three parts, this book features Anita Cornwell's essays, an interview with Audre Lorde, and a collection of autobiographical pieces written, as if fiction, in third person. At a little over 100 pages, the anthology is a quick read, and engaging all the way. Cornwell's conversational prose is direct and sprinkled with humor, and she doesn't mince words or worry about offending the sensibilities of straight women or black men when calling them to task.

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A few months ago, one of my choirs sang at a retirement community where a friend of mine is currently a resident. After we sang, my friend introduced me to another friend of hers who had also come to hear the performance. I shook her hand and sat to chat with her for a little while, not realizing that I was in the company of a distinguished elder who had written a book known as the first collection of essays by a Black American Lesbian. This is that book, and an extraordinary book it is. It ...more
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Feb 27, 2008 Anna rated it really liked it
This book is basically an autobiography of a gay black woman living in America. (i know you couldn't guess that by the title!) It talks a lot about the women's movement and a lot about the civil rights movement and how even though they were both liberation movements for an oppressed people, they didn't really work together or even necesarily like the other movement. It talked about loneliness and not having support from people like you and just about being oppressed in at least 3 ways. I thought ...more
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