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Mouths of rain : an anthology of Black lesbian thought / edited by Briona Simone Jones.

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  • ISBN: 1620975769 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781620975763 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781620975763
  • ISBN: 1620975769
  • Physical Description: xxx, 363 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2021]

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Foreword: We won't stop the rain / Cheryl Clarke -- Mouths of rain : be opened / Alexis Pauline Gumbs -- Introduction: No hand, no gaze / Briona Simone Jones -- Uses of erotic, 1909-2019 -- Interlocking oppressions and identity politics, 1980-2020 -- Coming out and stepping into, 1978-2019 -- The sacred, 1970-2019 -- Radical futurities, 1976-2019.
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"A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers, in the tradition of The New Press's perennial seller Words of Fire"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American lesbians > Literary collections.
African American lesbians > Social conditions.
American literature > African American authors.
American literature > Women authors.
Lesbians' writings, American.
American literature > 20th century.
American literature > 21st century.
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Mouths of Rain : An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought
Mouths of Rain : An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought
by Jones, Briona Simone (Editor)
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Mouths of Rain : An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Foreword: We Won't Stop the Rain   Cheryl Clarkep. xv
Mouths of Rain: Be Opened   Alexis Pauline Gumbsp. xix
Introduction: No Hand, No Gaze   Briona Simone Jonesp. xxv
Part IUses of the Erotic, 1909-2020p. 1
    Ma Rainey
    Cheryl Clarke
    Red Jordan Arobateau
    Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson
        You! Inez!p. 3
    Alice Walker
        Can It Be?p. 4
    Angelina Weld Grimké
        A Mona Lisap. 8
    Audre Lorde
        Love Poemp. 9
        Womanp. 10
        Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Powerp. 11
    Cheryl Clarke
        Kittatinnyp. 18
    Lucille Bogan
        B.D. Woman's Bluesp. 19
    Michelle Parkerson
        Finer with Timep. 20
    Monica Arac de Nyeko
        Jambula Treep. 22
    Pat Parker
        Metamorphosisp. 35
        My Lover Is a Womanp. 36
        Sunshinep. 39
    Terri Jewell
        Celebrantp. 40
Part IIInterlocking Oppressions and Identity Politics, 1980-2020p. 45
    Audre Lorde
    Barbara Smith
    Anita Cornwell
        Three for the Price of One: Notes from a Gay, Black Feministp. 47
    Ann Allen Shockley
        A Meeting of the Sapphic Daughtersp. 57
    Dawn Lundy Martin
        To be an orphan inside of "blackness"p. 66
    Kai Davis
        Ain't I a Woman?p. 67
    Kail a Story
        Not Feminine as in Straight, but Femme as in Queer #AF: The Queer & Black Roots of My Femme Expression/Experiencep. 69
    Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
        Wolfpackp. 76
    Pamela Sneed
        We Are Herep. 91
Part IIIComing Out and Stepping Into, 1978-2020p. 95
    Catherine E. McKinley and L. Joyce Delaney
    Lisa C. Moore
    Beverly Smith
        The Weddingp. 97
    Dionne Brand
        Poem from No Language Is Neutralp. 103
    Akasha Gloria Hull
        Angelina Weld Grimke: (1880-1958)p. 104
    JP Howard
        Aubade, in pieces, for my ex-loversp. 115
    Janae Johnson
        Black Butch Womanp. 116
    Jewelle Gomez
        Curtain 1983p. 118
    Michelle Cliff
        Notes on Speechlessnessp. 121
    Moya Bailey
        Living Singlep. 127
    Pat Parker
        Funnyp. 130
Part IVThe Sacred, 1970-2020p. 135
    M. Jacqui Alexander
    Omotara James
    Alexis De Veaux
        Interspeciesp. 137
    Alexis Pauline Gumbs
        Her relationship to Africa lives in the part of her that is eight yearsp. 148
    Arisa White
        Black Pearl: A poetic drama for four voicesp. 150
    Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
        How to Make Artp. 167
    Doris diosa davenport
        Erzulie-Oshun (Georgia Style)p. 168
    Pauli Murray
        Without Namep. 170
    SDiane Bogus
        Fighting Racism: An Approach Through Ritualp. 171
    Sangodare Akinwale
        Anewp. 179
    Sharon Bridgforth
        Excerpt from love conjure/bluesp. 188
Part VRadical Futurities, 1976-2020p. 191
    Barbara Jordan
    Demita Frazier
    Charlene A. Carruthers
    Alexis Pauline Gumbs
        The Shape of My Impactp. 193
    Audre Lorde
        I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualitiesp. 198
    Barbara Smith
        Toward a Black Feminist Criticismp. 204
    Bettina Love
        A Ratchet Lens: Black Queer Youth, Agency, Hip Hop, and the Black Ratchet Imaginationp. 226
    Cathy J. Cohen
        Deviance as Resistance: A New Research Agenda for the Study of Black Politicsp. 249
    Doris diosa davenport
        Never Mind the Misery/Where's the Magic?p. 280
    Kate Rushin
        At Another Crossroadsp. 286
    SDiane Bogus
        The Myth and Tradition of the Black Bulldaggerp. 287
    Savannah Shange
        Play Aunties and Dyke Bitches: Gender, Generation, and the Ethics of Black Queer Kinshipp. 294
    Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
        Archiving Black Lesbians in Practice: The Salsa Soul Sisters Archival Collectionp. 314
    Susana Morris
        More Than Human: Black Feminism, of the Future in Jewelle Gomez's The Gilda Storiesp. 318
Acknowledgmentsp. 335
Biographiesp. 337
Selectionsp. 361

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