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An international anthology of words and writings by women of African descent--from the ancient oral tradition to the present. A monumental literary enterprise, it is the most inclusive anthology ever attempted of oral and written literature--in every conceivable genre--by women of African descent the world over. (Pantheon)
Paperback, 1093 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Ballantine Books (first published September 8th 1992)
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Erica Smith
I chose plenty of narratives and stories to read while curled up on the couch. The words were so inspiring and so real, it punches the soul and takes you to the place in Africa country, or African hearts in America.

The slave narratives, although gritty and real, provided words of encouragement for today. Words by Maria Stewart and "Old Elizabeth"

"I mourned sore like a dove and chattered forth my sorrow, moaning in the corners of the field, and under the fences.”

From Elizabeth(“Old Elizabeth”)[18
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Nebby

Anthologies are my favorite because of this treasure! Blackness is not one portrait or image, it's a conglomerate of beauty that has been deposited and sprinkled globally. The anecdotes of the women who volunteered their stories in this book are absolutely powerful, and exemplifies accurate stories of and about women of color! If you want something diverse, expand your palette with this volume.
Ryan Mishap
This 1,000 page anthology offers a wide range of voices, literary styles, topics, and experiences of women of African descent. Stretches back in time and across continents, well worth reading for the diversity of experience.
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