Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought - Various Authors

Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

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A Ms. magazine, Refinery29, and Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Read of 2021

A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers, in the tradition of The New Press's perennial seller Words of Fire

African American lesbian writers and theorists have made extraordinary contributions to feminist theory, activism, and writing. Mouths of Rain, the companion anthology to Beverly Guy-Sheftall's classic Words of Fire, traces the long history of intellectual thought produced by Black Lesbian writers, spanning the nineteenth century through the twenty-first century.

Using “Black Lesbian” as a capacious signifier, Mouths of Rain includes writing by Black women who have shared intimate and loving relationships with other women, as well as Black women who see bonding as mutual, Black women who have self-identified as lesbian, Black women who have written about Black Lesbians, and Black women who theorize about and see the word lesbian as a political descriptor that disrupts and critiques capitalism, heterosexism, and heteropatriarchy. Taking its title from a poem by Audre Lorde, Mouths of Rain addresses pervasive issues such as misogynoir and anti-blackness while also attending to love, romance, “coming out, ” and the erotic.

Contributors include:

Barbara Smith

Beverly Smith

Bettina Love

Dionne Brand

Cheryl Clarke

Cathy J. Cohen

Angelina Weld Grimke

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Audre Lorde

Dawn Lundy Martin

Pauli Murray

Michelle Parkerson

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Alice Walker

Jewelle Gomez
Language: English Category: History Translator:

More info about the ebook

Publisher: The New Press
Published: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 9781620976258

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