The Black Back-Ups by Kate Rushin

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Long-anticipated first collection capturing the faces, voices, feelings, words, and songs of the author's extended African-American family.

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Published February 1, 1993 by Firebrand Books. 96 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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In her first collection, constructed with interlocking passages of prose and poetry, Rushin focuses on being a black child and then a black woman in a world where power has been controlled predominantly by white men.

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Comprising both poetry and prose, the book represents discussions black women were having with other black women – and society in general – about what it means to be a black woman.

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