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Title:Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
ISBN:1608195880
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Non fiction, History, Art, Memoir, Travel, Africa, Microhistory

Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World by Catherine E. McKinley

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World Brimming with rich electrifying tales of the precious dye and its ancient heritage i Indigo i is also the story of a personal quest Catherine McKinley is the descendant of a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan Jewish rag traders a Massachusetts textile factory owner and African slaves her ancestors were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo where a length of blue cotton could purchase human life McKinley s journey in search of beauty and her own history leads her to the West African women who dye trade and wear indigo women who unwittingly teach her that buried deep in the folds of their cloths is all of destiny and the human story

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Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing, The Book of Sarahs: A Family in Parts, Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World, The Book of Sarahs, Go the Way Your Blood Beats: An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Literary Fiction by African-American Writers
No description available, Thirty two stories examine African American lesbian and gay identity, Destined to become a classic in the tradition of the best selling Black Eyed Susans Midnight Birds and Erotique Noire Black Erotica Afrekete gives collective voice to the tradition of black lesbian writing In the vast and proliferating area of both African American and lesbian and gay writing the work of black lesbians is most often excluded or relegated to the margins Afrekete meshes these seemingly disparate traditions and celebrates black lesbian experiences in all their variety and depth br br Elegant timely provocative and inspiring the fiction poetry and nonfiction in Afrekete written in a range of styles engage a variety of highly topical themes placing them at the center of literary and social discourse Beginning with Tar Beach an excerpt from Audre Lorde s celebrated memoir Zami A New Spelling of My Name which introduces the character Afrekete the collection also includes such prominent writers as Michelle Cliff Carolivia Herron Jewelle Gomez and Alexis De Veaux Other pieces are by Jacqueline Woodson Sapphire Essence editor Linda Villarosa and filmmaker Michelle Parkerson with other contributions by exciting new writers Cynthia Bond Jocelyn Taylor Jamika Ajalon and Sharee Nash br br Afrekete is a collection whose time has come It is an extraordinary work one of lasting value for all lovers of literature A fresh engaging journey Afrekete will both inform and delight br br Contents br br Tar beach by Audre Lorde br American dreams by Sapphire br Testimony of a naked woman by Jocelyn Maria Taylor br Water call by Helen Elaine Lee br Tuesday August third by Jacqueline Woodson br Dear Aunt Nanadine by Alexis De Veaux br Odds and ends by Michelle Parkerson br What has yet to be sung by Malkia Cyril br The old lady by Carolivia Herron br Wink of an eye by Jewelle Gomez br Kaleidoscope by Jamika Ajalon br Queen for days by Jackie Goldsby br Where will you be by Pat Parker br Screen memory by Michelle Cliff br Revelations by Linda Villarosa br Ruby by Cynthia Bond br Dare by Melanie Hope br Take care by Sharee Nash br Ode to Aretha by Evelyn C White br Today is not the day by Audre Lorde, Catherine McKinley was one of only a few thousand African American and bi racial children adopted by white couples in the late s and early s Raised in a small white New England town she grew up with a persistent longing After a five year search marked by disappointment she finds her birth mother and a half sister named Sarah the name originally given to her When she locates her birth father and several of his eleven other children she is then confronted with a revelation that threatens to destabilize all she has uncovered In telling of her struggles McKinley challenges us to rethink our own preconceptions about race loyalty and love