Fear not the fall, poems ; and, Fannie Lou Hamer : this little light-- a two-act drama / Billie Jean Young.

Young, Billie Jean [Browse]
Montgomery, AL : NewSouth Books, [2003], ©2003.
135 pages ; 22 cm.


Summary note
"In three dozen poems and a two-act play, MacArthur Fellow Bille Jean Young honors the tradition of struggle, resistance, and survival common to generations of women descended from African salves. 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 often hidden costs of resistance. 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."--BOOK JACKET.
  • Fear Not the Fall
  • Child of Too
  • Black Beauty
  • Little African Princess
  • My Boys Are the Light of My Life
  • My Name Is Black
  • Mother's Children
  • You Must Be How Tenderness Feels
  • I Will Give To You
  • Hoeing I
  • Hoeing/Whoring II
  • Whoring Whores III
  • My Symphony
  • No Pieces for Me
  • They Don't Come
  • I Know You
  • The Child of Too
  • Damn Self
  • I Watch from Afar
  • I Spent Too Much Time Dreaming
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • Voluntary Voyages
  • You Bettah Belize It!
  • I and My Shadow Have Not Always Gotten Along
  • Facing the Caribbean Sea
  • At Water's Edge
  • Bridgefoot
  • Introductions
  • Elmina Castle
  • Where Are All the Colored Men?
  • The War Poem I
  • The War Poem II
  • Boy Is That You?
  • The Women's Poem
  • The Hair Poem
  • Wake-Up Call
  • Five Decades of Living
  • Mama's Rubboard Hands
  • August 20, 1995
  • Tomorrow Comes
  • January in the South
  • Fear Not The Fall
  • Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light ...
  • Act I
  • Act II.
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  • Fear not the fall, poems ; and, a two-act drama, Fannie Lou Hamer : this little light--
  • Fannie Lou Hamer : this little light--
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