By Naomi Long Madgett
The insightful and informative foreword by way of the editor explains the historic history to the plight of lots of ultra-modern African American men. this is often an anthology to which fifty five black girls contributed confident poems approximately traditional black males with just a couple of recognized males pointed out. A ground-breaking e-book concerning the optimistic relationships among women and men. all of the 8 sections is illustrated via Carl Owens. the canopy is from a portray by means of Paul Goodnight.
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Papa, when men like you go away from us leaving punks and faggots in their stead I wonder what will happen to the rest of us how far how long can we go on distended roots where somewhere on the (Continued) Page 50 lonesome road to freedom things the heart was lost who will teach us? who will guide us home? when men like you leave us I know it won't be long before the gospel train will come and join you at our Lord's throne. " (Johari Mahasin Rashad) "I will not let them take you" (Opal Palmer Adisa) Page 52 Page 53 In Knowledge of Young Boys i knew you before you had a mother, when you were newtlike, swimming, a horrible brain in water.
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Adam of Ifé: Black women in praise of Black men : poems by Naomi Long Madgett