Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World

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Product Details

Price
$40.00
Publisher
Little Brown and Company
Publish Date
Pages
832
Dimensions
7.1 X 9.4 X 2.5 inches | 3.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316010177

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About the Author

Retha Powers is editor of the anthology, Black Silk: A Collection of African American Erotica and co-editor of This is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work . Her journalism and essays have appeared in publications such as Essence, Ms., The New York Times Magazine, and Glamour.

Powers holds an undergraduate degree from Howard University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. A publishing professional for over twenty years, she is currently the Assistant Director of the Publishing Certificate Program at City College of New York.

Reviews

"An impressively researched and documented collection of the finest thought produced by writers throughout the African Diaspora. A magnificent achievement." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
"A meaty, motley collection...The more time I spent with the book, the more deeply I was drawn."--Gene Demby, NPR
"It is not only the most comprehensive book of quotations from black thinkers over some 5,000 years of recorded history, but it also possesses something no other book of quotations quite does: a potent and sweeping narrative arc. It is possible to consume this book avidly from end to end."--Dwight Garner, New York Times
Praise for BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS:

"[A] venerable reference work."--Huffington Post
"If you want a snapshot of who we are and why, this is where to look."--Jeff Glor, CBS This Morning
"Because it is one of the handful of reference staples that patrons are likely to ask for by name, no self-respecting library should be without it."--Booklist
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