Mouths On Fire With Songs

Author: Caroline De Wagter
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209545
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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 Husband

Author: Jacquelin Thomas
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781583145524
Size: 19.25 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 Prodigal Sister

Author: Laura Elliot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781847563194
Size: 42.11 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 Lost Sister

Author: Laura Elliot
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007336853
Size: 12.55 MB
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The Lost Sister from the Author: Laura Elliot. The Lambert sisters have secrets...

Testifyin

Author: Djanet Sears
Publisher: Playwrights Union of Canada
ISBN:
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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.

A Love Of My Own

Author: E. Lynn Harris
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 140007553X
Size: 54.17 MB
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A Love Of My Own from the Author: E. Lynn Harris. After Zola Denise Norwood meets media mogul Davis Vincent McClinton on a New York-bound flight, he makes her a couple of offers before they even land. One is editing his hot new urban style magazine Bling Bling. The other is more personal. As Zola and Raymond Tyler, Jr, Bling Bling’s CEO, pursue their ambitions and search for love, secrets from the past and events out of today’s headlines (plus the shenanigans of John Basil Henderson and Yancey B.) keep the action moving. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Zora And Nicky

Author: Claudia Mair Burney
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434765703
Size: 74.84 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: http://buzzplant.com/zoranicky/ecard1/#/author-interview/

Love Honor And Betray

Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446582646
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Love Honor And Betray from the Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby. The infamous Reverend Curtis Black's sordid past is no secret, as his wife, Charlotte, is well aware. But when Curtis' long-time mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old, dies, he and Charlotte have no choice but to raise Curtina together. While the living, breathing reminder of her husband's infidelity infuriates Charlotte, Curtis couldn't be happier to finally have his whole family together. Despite her best efforts to keep her feelings hidden, Charlotte resents Curtina, taking her emotions out on the young girl. When confronted about her behavior Charlotte starts spending time away from home, all the while getting closer to her ex-boyfriend. Curtis appears to devote himself to his parish and the new church they're building, but is he really focusing his attention on the female parishioners trying to lure him into bed? Suddenly Curtis and Charlotte find themselves slipping into dangerous territory, and not even Curtis' seven-figure salary can prevent what is about to happen.