Honey, Hush!: An Anthology of African American Women's Humor



Honey, Hush!: An Anthology of African American Women's Humor

This edition

"Honey, Hush!: An Anthology of African American Women's Humor" . Ed. Daryl Cumber Dance. Foreword Nikki Giovanni. New York: Norton, 1998. xxxix+673 pp.

Table of contents

"No big thing for 'Oman": the power and strength of the black woman -- "Nice girls don't": motherly advice -- Mirror, mirror on the wall: the black woman's physical image -- Bronzeville, U.S.A.: the black community -- The black church and churchgoers -- My sweet papa: courtship and good loving -- "My daddy won't stop his evil ways": problems with husbands and lovers -- "Just like a white man": dicties -- My people, my people!: self-denigrating tales -- Fight, kick, bite: dealing with a racist and sexist America -- "From the back of the bus to the back of the national priority list": the civil rights movement, integration, and beyond -- Tidbits from the laughing barrel. [Detailed contents available in WorldCat.]

Anthology editor(s)' discourse

Introduction by Daryl Cumber Dance (xxi-xxxv) available online http://scholarship.richmond.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1171&context=bookshelf (U of Richmond Scholarship Repository).

Reviews and notices of anthology

• Underwood, Kim. "God's Aspirin: Professor's Anthology Shows How Black Women Have Always Learned to Laugh to Keep from Crying." "Winston-Salem Journal" 3 Feb. 1998: 1.

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