Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction

EDITORS: Devon W. Carbado, Dwight A. McBride, Donald Weise
CONTRIBUTORS: [coming soon]
PUBLISHER: Cleis Press
DATE: 2002
PAGES: 600
AWARDS: Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) for Gay/Lesbian (2003), Lambda Literary Award (2002)

Publisher’s Description

Black Like Us chronicles 100 years of the African American lesbian, gay, and bisexual literary tradition. Beginning with the turn-of-the-century writings of Angelina Welde Grimke and Alice Dunbar Nelson, it charts the evolution of black lesbian and gay fiction into the Harlem Renaissance of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen and the later postwar era, in which works by Audre Lorde and James Baldwin signal the emerging sexual liberation movements. The 40 authors featured also include Alice Walker, E. Lynn Harris, Audre Lorde, April Sinclair, Jewelle Gomez, Thomas Glave, and Jacqueline Woodson.

Inclusion Criteria

The collection includes work by Black bisexual and fluid authors.

Library Notes

Paperback. Purchased used like-new by the library with founder’s funds.

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