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Does Your Mama Know?: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
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By turns funny, passionate, angry and joyous, does your mama know? reflects the complexity of emotions that accompany a black lesbian’s coming out. These 49 short stories, poems, interviews and essays—fiction and nonfiction—make up a powerful collection of original and new writing by 41 women. does your mama know? is ready to take its place in the halls of literary African ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Redbone Pr
(first published January 1st 1997)
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Jan 25, 2017 Rena rated it it was amazing
Does Your Mama Know is a pivotal book for black lesbians. Whereas coming out is such a personal and varied experience, the beauty of this book is in the commonalities of our emotions and the reactions - both internal and external - that we evoke by sharing our truths. I was moved. The week it took me to read and digest this anthology served me well.
I'm only a little ways through the book but already I'm enjoying it. Not everything is well written but the issues brought up in the book are familiar. I wish that I had found this book when I was first coming out. It would have been nice to have a black lesbian perspective on being in the life.
Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes work celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Moore is the editor of does your mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories, and co-editor of Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity. Most rece ...more