Rise up Singing

Rise up Singing

Black Women Writers on Motherhood

Book - 2004
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From a dazzling array of well-known African American women, short fiction, poems, and personal essays that describe with warmth and humor their experiences as mothers and as daughters. A sparkling anthology devoted to exploring the lives of African American mothers,Rise Up Singingpresents the stories and reflections of such beloved and respected artists, journalists, and authors as Alice Walker, Faith Ringgold, Marita Golden, Martha Southgate, Tananarive Due, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Deborah Roberts, Rita Dove, and others. It features original and previously published writings, organized by editor Cecelie Berry by themes--mothering, work, family, children, community, and love--that illuminate the multiple roles of black mothers at home, in the neighborhood, and in the world as a whole. Rise Up Singingbrings together the perspectives of women of different ages, backgrounds, and accomplishments. What shines through in their writings are the hopes shared by all mothers. As Marian Wright Edelman writes in the Foreword: "The mothers writing in this anthology speak in a range of voices. They are joyful, stressed, grateful, ambivalent, determined, disappointed, and, in bad ways and good, overwhelmed. But over and over again . . . we see mothers struggling with the push: striving to give their children their best and to make sure the world gives their children its best, hard as that fight may be."
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385509039
0385509030
Branch Call Number: 810.8035252 R491
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Berry, Cecelie S.

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