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Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

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Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as backward or repressive and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship ne ...more
Hardcover, 584 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by University of North Carolina Press
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Jeffrey
Mar 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Squash what you THINK you know about many stereotypes about gay black men
(GBM) of the south, this book "BRINGS IT".

While some stereotypes are self-actualized, most GBM inwardly chuckle at
the misconceptions about how they "get down".

I enjoyed this book because it was told from the perspective of several GBM
Who unabashedly describe (some in detail) their own personal experiences
that shaped who they are.

I would recommend this book for an honest look inside the lives of GBM of
the"South".
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Ronald Wilcox
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very slow reading but fascinating collection of interviews gathered by the author in 2004-2005 in different cities in the South, including several from men in New Orleans. One narrator, Countess Vivian, lived directly across the street from me when I first moved to New Orleans and into the French Quarter. Instructed me a lot in a culture outside my norm - very interesting. Because he quotes the narrators exactly, it can be hard to follow sometimes.
LaJuan
Mar 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Most of the men interviewed, grew up in the South and have remained in the South. But I think the book can be applied specifically to many black gay men regardless of geographical location. An interesting academic exercise...
Misty
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Very slow book to make it through, but you will be better for finishing it.
melissa
Oct 18, 2012 marked it as to-read
I saw E. Patrick Johnson do an informal performance of some of the stories in the book. Really fascinating stories to be sure. Can't wait to read it when I have more time. ...more
Michael Davidson
Aug 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Very good book
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