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Short stories about interracial lesbian relationships....

Title : The Black And White Of It
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ISBN : 9780930044961
Format Type : Hardback
Number of Pages : 262 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Black And White Of It Reviews

  • Claire
    2019-01-29 05:49

    The Black and White of It is a rich and nuanced collection of short stories, each providing a believable snapshot of not only lesbian life, but human nature. Love, loss, and everything in between seems to be covered, yet the stories are succinct, the writing style crisp. Though the subject matter varied, the high quality was consistent.My favourite thing about the collection is how well it deals very well with the theme of race - of respectability politics within the Black community resulting in the invisibility of Black lesbians, of racism within the queer community causing lesbian women of colour being further marginalised in what should be welcome spaces. Despite the collection having been published in the '80s, many of the points Shockley raises remain relevant to this day.These stories are beautiful individually and, when pieced together, paint an extraordinary picture of female sexuality. It's thought-provoking, entertaining, and every story felt like a treat.

  • Lbousson
    2019-02-16 04:58

    The Black and White of It — Ann Allen Shockley (12 short stories) 11/1-3, 2016 There is a real variety of stories here, showing a clearly that this author has to a deep understanding of the ways to the heart.Some are sad; some are trying; some are loving; all are real. Also, the stories are truly complete. Nothing feels left undone or half written. Certainly, there are stories here that make me ache to know what happened to the characters in the aftermath. And you can tell these stories were written years ago…but that’s OK. They still are timeless and that they reflect things still happening today is sad and yet timeless.I picked this book up gladly after reading Ms. Shockley’s “Loving Her.” (I recommend that book if you have not read it already.) While the stories in this set are not as strong as the full novel in that one, they are still strong.I’m glad I read this book. I enjoyed the stories very much.Three stars.

  • A. A.
    2019-01-28 01:28

    I don't even know how many times I've read this book. I love it so much. Simply, elegant writing about sisters loving sisters. Awww...

  • Stephani
    2019-02-04 05:33

    Collection of short stories with an African American lesbian theme, ranging in time period from slavery days to the Civil Rights Movement era and beyond.