Big Black Penis by Shawn Taylor
Misadventures in Race and Masculinity

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Being black and male is serious business, but its absurd contradictions are often too funny for words. In this award-winning book, Shawn Taylor deftly leads us on a no-holds-barred tour of his masculine development, acknowledging some deep but often hilarious truths about black men. This raw and spellbinding narrative, full of unexpected turns of phrase and shocking displays of vulnerability, contains powerful meditations on sexuality, romance, fatherhood, and violence. Unapologetic and sharply critical of the hatred and fear that American society harbors toward black men, Taylor brings the subject of black masculinity into the 21st century.

 

About Shawn Taylor

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Shawn Taylor is the author of People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. He is a spoken-word performer and writer who focuses on gender, cultural identity, folklore, ancestry, and ritual. His solo performance "Slower than a Speeding Bullet" was selected as the AOL.com pick of the week.
 
Published June 1, 2008 by Chicago Review Press. 161 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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