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Black-Eyed Susans and Midnight Birds
Stories by and about Black Women
Edited by Mary Helen Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1989
Price: $23.00

Combining two critically acclaimed short story collections, this volume contains 21 short stories, all published after 1960, by and about black women. Includes such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Paule Marshall, Ntozake Shange and Gayl Jones.


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Re(Visions): Black Women Writers—Their Texts, Their Readers, Their Critics

Jean Wheeler Smith
Frankie Mae

Paulette... Read more >

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Invented Lives
Narratives of Black Women 1860-1960
Written by Mary Helen Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 1988
Price: $25.00

A companion volume to Black-Eyed Susans/Midnight Birds, this anthology encompasses an exploration of the works and worlds of black women writers between 1860 and 1960. Includes the work of Gwendolyn Brooks, Ann Petry, Zora Neale Hurston, and others plus Washington’s introduction and commentary.


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Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
“The Darkened Eye Restored": Notes Toward... Read more >

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Memory of Kin
Stories About Family by Black Writers
Edited by Mary Helen Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1990
Price: $17.00

Critic, essayist, and anthologist Mary Helen Washington has chosen as the theme of her newest collection "the family as a living mystery." She selected nineteen stories and twelve poems by some of this century's leading black authors that oblige the reader to observe the complexities of the family in new and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Memory of Kin
Stories About Family by Black Writers
Edited by Mary Helen Washington


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $12.99

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