The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Deesha Philyaw (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.98  $17.46
Publisher
West Virginia University Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
192
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781949199734
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About the Author

Deesha Philyaw's writing on race, parenting, gender, and culture has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, McSweeney's, the Rumpus, Brevity, TueNight, and elsewhere. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, she currently lives in Pittsburgh with her daughters.

Reviews

"To encounter Deesha Philyaw's work is to encounter contemporary folktales. They are the stories of southern customs and mores and of voices over the back fence. The daughters and granddaughters of Toni Cade Bambara and Bebe Moore Campbell readers need this book."
Yona Harvey, author of Hemming the Water and writer for the Marvel Comics World of Wakanda series

"This is no mere collection of sappy romance stories. The love in Philyaw's stories runs the gamut from sweet to bitter, sexy to sisterly, temporary to time tested, often with hidden aspects. The word secret in the title is earned, and some of the secrets are downright juicy."
Tara Campbell, author of Midnight at the Organporium, from Barrelhouse magazine

"Our new decade deserves a new literary force with major literary skills. Deesha Philyaw uses the comic, the allegorical, and the geographic to examine Black intimacies and Black secrets. Her work is as rigorous as it is pleasurable to read."
Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy