I owe my father, Harvis Sr., and my mother, Rita, a debt of gratitude for the values they instilled in me at an early age that carried me through life. My goal is that readers of my stories will have fond memories of their childhood and events throughout their lives. If I am able to put a smile on the readers face as they recall their own past lives, I will have succeeded in this project. I also want to thank my sweet wife, Ginny, for encouraging and supporting me throughout this journey.
The Souls of Mixed Folk examines representations of mixed race in literature and the arts that redefine new millennial aesthetics and politics. Focusing on black-white mixes, Elam analyzes expressive works—novels, drama, graphic narrative, late-night television, art installations—as artistic rejoinders to the perception that post-Civil Rights politics are bereft and post-Black art is apolitical. Reorienting attention to the cultural invention of mixed race from the social sciences to the humanities, Elam considers the creative work of Lezley Saar, Aaron McGruder, Nate Creekmore, Danzy Senna, Colson Whitehead, Emily Raboteau, Carl Hancock Rux, and Dave Chappelle. All these writers and artists address mixed race as both an aesthetic challenge and a social concern, and together, they gesture toward a poetics of social justice for the "mulatto millennium." The Souls of Mixed Folk seeks a middle way between competing hagiographic and apocalyptic impulses in mixed race scholarship, between those who proselytize mixed race as the great hallelujah to the "race problem" and those who can only hear the alarmist bells of civil rights destruction. Both approaches can obscure some of the more critically astute engagements with new millennial iterations of mixed race by the multi-generic cohort of contemporary writers, artists, and performers discussed in this book. The Souls of Mixed Folk offers case studies of their creative work in an effort to expand the contemporary idiom about mixed race in the so-called post-race moment, asking how might new millennial expressive forms suggest an aesthetics of mixed race? And how might such an aesthetics productively reimagine the relations between race, art, and social equity in the twenty-first century?
Author: James S. de Benneville
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-08-30
A young lord undertakes the restoration of his family's fortunes and honor in this gripping retelling of a 15th-century Japanese epic. Gripping and evocative, this excellent translation recounts rebellions, plots, and battles.
People Funny Boy delves behind the myth of Perry to give a fuller examination of his life and work. It centres on extensive interviews with family members, fellow artists, friends, former lovers, enemies and proclamations from the man himself to present a complex portrait of a soul who has been driven by unseen spiritual forces.Lee "Scratch" Perry is arguably the most influential force in Jamaican music. He was the producer that took Bob Marley and the Wailers from a local Rocksteady band to international reggae superstars. He has worked for and with the entirety of reggae's heavyweight community as well as many interational musicians. He also famously cast a spell on Margaret Thatcher in 1980.
Biographical material on maternal ancestors of the author and their contemporaries with hisorical background of the times back to the conquest of Mexico by Cortez. The authors ancestor's were among the founders of Monterrey, Saltillo, and other areas. Duaine's mother was the daughter of Juan Rios and Macadonia Ramirez of Mier, Mexico.
Filled with wonderfully astute, sensual, and sometimes disturbing observations of Brazil, this celebration of South America's largest country includes contributions from Joe Kane, Bill McKibben, Joe Kane, Diane Ackerman, Paul Rambali, and others. Original.
Author: William Gilmore Simms
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date: 1996
William Gilmore Simms - a nineteenth century American writer whose popularity once surpassed that of Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Melville received his greatest acclaim for such widely read novels as Guy Rivers, The Yemassee, and The Partisan. He also penned an assortment of short stories that, though less well known than his novels, are now regarded by an expanding circle of critics as his most impressive body of work. With Tales of the South, Mary Ann Wimsatt assembles a representative sampling of Simms's short fiction and restores these classic tales to their rightful place in America's literary canon. Deftly combining homespun realism with impressive flights of fantasy, these fourteen stories offer intimate views of nineteenth century work and domesticity while exploring the legends, superstitions, and folk experiences that circulated through all classes and races of antebellum society. Simms's sprightly, highly imaginative tales reflect his ties to British and American romanticism, his genius for tall-tale humor, and his keen interest in Native American culture. In introducing the stories, Wimsatt explores the various contexts - biographical, historical, economic, and literary - from which Simms's short fiction emerged. Beginning with his childhood in Charleston, South Carolina, she chronicles the events that shaped his writing and charts the changing literary fashions that have influenced critical responses to his work from the postbellum era until the late twentieth century. Wimsatt contends that, until recently, Simms's literary achievements have been eclipsed by his proslavery, secessionist stance, by ignorance of his principal genres, and by a general misunderstanding of Southern culture and literature. With Tales of the South, Wimsatt rescues the short stories of this major American writer from contemporary obscurity and assesses the current resurgence of interest in Simms and his literary achievements.
Author: Arthur O. Friel
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Release Date: 2010-07-01
This followup volume to "Amazon Nights" presents more adventures of Amazon workers Pedro and Lourenco, as they work, explore, and play in the exotic depths of the Amazon jungle. Included are the novels "Black Hawk" and "The Pathless Trail" and the novelet "The Tapir."
Author: Tony Coles
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
I find it interesting that when I talk to some of my grandchildren about what they are learning at school, I have been told that in history they have been learning about the Second World War. I count myself very lucky that I am of a generation that has not had to suffer the sacrifices that my parents had to in living through two world wars. When I read the history of the First World War it has many descriptions of the hardship, rationing and shortages experienced at the end of that conflict and I can relate with what I read as we had the same experience in the first twelve years of my life with rationing and shortages in the Second World War. So my story begins with quite a few pages about that. I have included all my diary entries written on board HMS Bulwark. I had not read these diaries since I wrote them fifty five years ago but there are some interesting insights into the mind of a nave insecure nervous National Service conscript along with some interesting descriptions of some of the places around the world we went to. The rest of the story is of my two loves, my family and the building of a successful business in the wine trade.