Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology



Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology

This edition

"Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology" . Ed. Barbara Smith. New York: Kitchen Table/Women of Color, 1983. lviii+376 pp.

Other editions, reprints, and translations

• Repr. with new introduction. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2000. lx+364 pp. ("This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women's lives have changed - or not - since the book was first published" [book jacket; WorldCat])

Table of contents

The blood, yes, the blood. For a godchild, Regina, on the occasion of her first love ; The damned ; Hester's song / Toi Derricotte -- The sisters / Alexis De Veaux -- Debra / Michelle T. Clinton -- If I could write this in fire, I would write this in fire / Michelle Cliff -- The blood, yes, the blood : a conversation / Cenen and Barbara Smith -- Something Latino was up with us / Spring Redd -- "I used to think" / Chirlane McCray -- The black back-ups / Donna Kate Rushin -- Home / Barbara Smith.
Artists without art form. "Under the days" : the buried life and poetry of Angelina Weld Grimke' / Gloria T. Hull -- The black lesbian in American literature : an overview / Ann Allen Shockley -- Artists without art form / Renita Weems -- I've been thinking of Diana Sands / Patricia Jones -- A cultural legacy denied and discovered : black lesbians in fiction by women / Jewelle L. Gomez -- What it is I think she's doing anyhow : a reading of Toni Cade Bambara's The salt eaters / Gloria T. Hull.
Black lesbians : who will fight for our lives but us? Tar Beach / Audre Lorde -- Cat / Julie Carter -- Before I dress and soar again / Donna Allegra -- LeRoy's birthday / Raymina Y. Mays -- The wedding / Beverly Smith -- Maria de las Rosas / Becky Birtha -- Miss Esther's land / Barbara A. Banks -- The failure to transform : homophobia in the black community / Cheryl Clarke -- Where will you be? / Pat Parker.
A home girls' album. Selected photographs.
A hell of a place to ferment a revolution. Among the things that use to be / Willie M. Coleman -- From sea to shining sea / June Jordan -- Women of summer / Cheryl Clarke -- The tired poem : last letter from a typical unemployed black professional woman / Donna Kate Rushin -- Shoes are made for walking / Shirley O. Steele -- Billy de Lye / Deidre McCalla -- The Combahee River Collective statement / Combahee River Collective -- Black macho and black feminism / Linda C. Powell -- Black lesbian/feminist organizing : a conversation / Tania Abdulahad, Gwendolyn Rogers, Barbara Smith, Jameelah Waheed -- Reflections on black feminist therapy / Eleanor Johnson -- For strong women / Michelle T. Clinton -- The black goddess / Donna Kate Rushin -- Women's spirituality : a household act / Luisah Teish -- Only justice can stop a curse / Alice Walker -- Coalition politics : turning the century / Bernice Johnson Reagon.

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