Mouths On Fire With Songs

Author: Caroline De Wagter
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209545
Size: 68.64 MB
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Mouths On Fire With Songs from the Author: Caroline De Wagter. This book, the first cross-cultural study of post-1970s anglophone Canadian and American multi-ethnic drama, invites assessment of the thematic and aesthetic contributions of this theater in today’s globalized culture. A growing number of playwrights of African, South and East Asian, and First Nations heritage have engaged with manifold socio-political and aesthetic issues in experimental works combining formal features of more classical European dramatic traditions with such elements of ethnic culture as ancestral music and dance, to interrogate the very concepts of theatricality and canonicity. Their “mouths on fire” (August Wilson), these playwrights contest stereotyped notions of authenticity. In¬spired by songs of anger, passion, experience, survival, and regeneration, the plays analyzed bespeak a burning desire to break the silence, to heal and empower. Foregrounding questions of hybridity, diaspora, cultural memory, and nation, this comparative study includes discussion of some twenty-five case studies of plays by such authors as M.J. Kang, August Wilson, Suzan–Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Chay Yew, Padma Viswanathan, Rana Bose, Diane Glancy, and Drew Hayden Taylor. Through its cross-cultural and cross-national prism, “Mouths on Fire with Songs” shows that multi-ethnic drama is one of the most diverse and dynamic sites of cultural production in North America today.

The Prodigal Sister

Author: Laura Elliot
ISBN: 9781847563194
Size: 79.95 MB
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The Prodigal Sister from the Author: Laura Elliot. Can a black sheep ever return to the flock? Find out in this emotionally intense tale from a spellbinding Irish talent. Accompany the Lambert sisters on their unforgettable journey - fans of Anita Shreve and Rosie Thomas wll be spellbound.

The Prodigal Husband

Author: Jacquelin Thomas
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781583145524
Size: 57.66 MB
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The Prodigal Husband from the Author: Jacquelin Thomas. When tragedy forces her husband Jake to find solace in the arms of another woman, Tori, who still deeply loves Jake, finds herself faced with many challenges as they attempt to reconcile, including Sheila Moore, Jake's manipulative business partner and ex-lover. Reprint.

The Lost Sister

Author: Laura Elliot
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007336853
Size: 28.25 MB
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The Lost Sister from the Author: Laura Elliot. The Lambert sisters have secrets...


Author: Djanet Sears
Publisher: Playwrights Union of Canada
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Testifyin from the Author: Djanet Sears. A collection of plays written and produced by Canada's leading black writers and playwrights, including "Whylah Falls," by George Elliot Clarke, "Riot," by Andrew Moodie, "Comed Good Rain," by George Seremba, "Sistahs," by Maxine Bailey and Sharon Lewis, "Harlem Duet," by Djanet Sears, "Coups and Calypsos," by Norbese Philip, "Prodigal in a Promised Land," by Hector Bunyan, and "When He was Free and Young...Silks On," by Austin Clarke.

Zora And Nicky

Author: Claudia Mair Burney
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434765703
Size: 50.31 MB
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Zora And Nicky from the Author: Claudia Mair Burney. Two Hearts, One God.? Should Anything Else Matter? Zora Nella Hampton Johnson knows exactly where she comes from—and her daddy won't let her forget. Of course for that privilege he keeps her in Prada and Kate Spade, Coach and YSL. He chooses her boyfriend, her car, her address, and ignores her love of painting, art, and the old ways of her grandaddy's soulful AME church—where the hymns pleaded, cajoled, and raised the roof. Her daddy may be a preacher, but some-where among the thousands of church members, the on-site coffee house, and the JumboTron, Zora lost God. And she wants Him back. Nicky Parker, a recent graduate of Berkeley and reformed playboy, also suffers the trials of being a preacher's kid, and he can't remember the last time he saw eye-to-eye with his white, racist, Southern Baptist father. What he does remember—and it will be forever burned in his brain despite myriad prayers to Jesus—is the way Zora looked the first time he saw her. Like Nefertiti. Only better. When they meet at a bible study far from their respective home churches, the first churlish, sarcastic sparks that fly sizzle with defensiveness. But God has a special way of feeding the flames and though of different flocks, these two lost sheep will find Him and much, much more. Click here to listen to an interview with Claudia Mair Burney:

What A Sista Should Do

Author: Tiffany L. Warren
Publisher: Walk Worthy Press
ISBN: 0446551198
Size: 73.47 MB
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What A Sista Should Do from the Author: Tiffany L. Warren. A powerful and spiritually satisfying novel from a compelling new voice about three courageous women who must confront the harsh realities of their lives through faith and prayer. Pam Lyons has a husband who places more trust in money and marijuana than in God. Yvonne Hastings is a minister's wife whose husband's infidelity and physical abuse brings their marriage to a crossroads. Taylor Johnson is a single mother who is looking for a good Christian man to help raise her son, but is unable to rid herself of the guilt left over from her promiscuous past. The secret of Taylor's child's paternity is the catalyst for the tumultuous relationship between the three women. Together, they will learn unforgettable lessons about love, forgiveness, prayer, and sisterhood.

Thugs And Why Women Should Run From Them

Author: Lucy Dennis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450012027
Size: 74.50 MB
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Thugs And Why Women Should Run From Them from the Author: Lucy Dennis. Woman to woman, I wish I would have been more attentive and mom would have stomped her feet a little harder when she saw I wasn’t paying close attention when she spoke about dealing with men and relationships. Now at the age where I probably have more days behind me, than ahead of me and the misadventures I’ve incurred down those years, I’m stomping my feet and asking my beautiful Sisters and Brothers, young and not so young, to just stop and listen for a minute. No one wants to see their love ones go through complexities, especially those that can be avoided. Most of us hate to say, ‘We told you this was going to happen if...’ but if insightful words continue to fall upon closed ears, ‘He’ll walk, stomp and spit on your feelings.’ It is so easy to gain a man’s respect and loyalty. It starts by respecting and being loyal to ourselves, he’ll soon catch on!