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In three dozen poems and a two-act play, MacArthur Fellow Billie Jean Young honors the tradition of struggle, resistance, and survival common to generations of women descended from African slaves. The tradition she dramatizes in her acclaimed portrayal of Fannie Lou Hamer (here for the first time in...
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In three dozen poems and a two-act play, MacArthur Fellow Billie Jean Young honors the tradition of struggle, resistance, and survival common to generations of women descended from African slaves. The tradition she dramatizes in her acclaimed portrayal of Fannie Lou Hamer (here for the first time in book form)-the tradition of making a way out of no way-is the same tradition she celebrates in remembering her mother's "rub-board hands." Her poetry also reveals the deeply painful, often hidden costs of living in a tradition of resistance, costs not readily apparent in her own stellar resum© of accomplishments and awards. In this collection, Young celebrates her personhood as well as her African-American womanhood and the power of self-creation and re-creation in the face of personal rejection, abuse, systemic exploitation, and oppression. Organized chronologically with each section indicating a significant turning point in her adult life, her poems may be read as road markers from her life's journey. For Young, the road is not a freeway; it is not even always paved. It is, however, a familiar path and one any of us can enter.

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Author

Billie Jean Young

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ISBN

9781588381613

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NewSouth Books

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Newsouth Books

In three dozen poems and a two-act play, MacArthur Fellow Billie Jean Young honors the tradition of struggle, resistance, and survival common to generations of women descended from African slaves. The tradition she dramatizes in her acclaimed portrayal of Fannie Lou Hamer (here for the first time in book form)-the tradition of making a way out of no way-is the same tradition she celebrates in remembering her mother's "rub-board hands." Her poetry also reveals the deeply painful, often hidden costs of living in a tradition of resistance, costs not readily apparent in her own stellar resum© of accomplishments and awards. In this collection, Young celebrates her personhood as well as her African-American womanhood and the power of self-creation and re-creation in the face of personal rejection, abuse, systemic exploitation, and oppression. Organized chronologically with each section indicating a significant turning point in her adult life, her poems may be read as road markers from her life's journey. For Young, the road is not a freeway; it is not even always paved. It is, however, a familiar path and one any of us can enter.
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In three dozen poems and a two-act play, MacArthur Fellow Billie Jean Young honors the tradition of struggle, resistance, and survival common to generations of women descended from African slaves. The tradition she dramatizes in her acclaimed portrayal of Fannie Lou Hamer (here for the first time in book form)-the tradition of making a way out of no way-is the same tradition she celebrates in remembering her mother's "rub-board hands." Her poetry also reveals the deeply painful, often hidden costs of living in a tradition of resistance, costs not readily apparent in her own stellar resum© of accomplishments and awards. In this collection, Young celebrates her personhood as well as her African-American womanhood and the power of self-creation and re-creation in the face of personal rejection, abuse, systemic exploitation, and oppression. Organized chronologically with each section indicating a significant turning point in her adult life, her poems may be read as road markers from her life's journey. For Young, the road is not a freeway; it is not even always paved. It is, however, a familiar path and one any of us can enter.

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