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Pearl Cleage

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Pearl Cleage


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in Springfield, Massachusetts, The United States
December 07, 1948

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Pearl Cleage (born December 7, 1948) is an African-American author whose work, both fiction and non-fiction, has been widely recognized. Her novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day was a 1998 Oprah Book Club selection. Cleage is known for her feminist views, particularly regarding her identity as an African-American woman. Cleage teaches drama at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pearl Cleage was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Doris Cleage née Graham), a teacher, and the late civil rights activist Bishop Albert Cleage. After backlash resulting from her father's radical teachings, the family moved to Detroit, Michigan, where Bishop Cleage became a prominent civil rights leader. Cleage first attended Howard Unive
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Average rating: 3.85 · 33,889 ratings · 1,677 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
What Looks Like Crazy on an...

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I Wish I Had a Red Dress (I...

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Babylon Sisters (West End, #2)

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Some Things I Never Thought...

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Baby Brother's Blues (West ...

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Seen It All and Done the Rest

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Till You Hear from Me (West...

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Things I Should Have Told M...

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Just Wanna Testify (West En...

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We Speak Your Names: A Cele...

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“We danced too wild, and we sang too long, and we hugged too hard, and we kissed too sweet, and howled just as loud as we wanted to howl, because by now we were all old enough to know that what looks like crazy on an ordinary day looks a lot like love if you catch it in the moonlight.”
Pearl Cleage

“...no woman can love a weak man hard enough to make him strong.”
Pearl Cleage, Just Wanna Testify

“Loneliness is black coffee and late-night television; solitude is herb tea and soft music. Solitude, quality solitude, is an assertion of self-worth, because only in the stillness can we hear the truth of our own unique voices.”
Pearl Cleage, Deals with the Devil, and Other Reasons to Riot

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