Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex? by Dany Laferriere

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"field notes" on North America, Haiti, tr D Homel

About Dany Laferriere

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Dany Laferrière was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1953. He is the author of fourteen novels, including I Am a Japanese Writer, Heading South and the award-winning How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired. Laferrière's awards include the Prix Carbet and the Governor General's Literary Award. David Homel was born and raised in Chicago in 1952. He has been a journalist, editor, literary translator, and teacher, and has won numerous awards for translation, including the Governor General’s Award for Literature, Canada’s highest literary honor.
Published October 1, 1994 by Coach House Pr. 198 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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So now with black writers onto white women, too, we don't stand a chance.'' Heaping satire upon satire, barbs upon tears, Laferriere tours the halls of American icons from blondes (``purely an American invention-like the black'') to baseball (``like an orgasm'').

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