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The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois : a novel / Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.


The great scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois, once wrote about what he called "Double Consciousness," a sensitivity that every African American possesses in order to survive. From an early age, Ailey fights a battle for belonging that's made all the more difficult by a hovering trauma. To come to terms with her own identity, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family's past. In doing so Ailey must learn to embrace her full heritage, a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story - and the song - of America itself.

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  • ISBN: 9780062942937
  • ISBN: 006294293X
  • Physical Description: xiv, 797 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Oprah's book club 2021" -- Book jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Family tree -- Song. Dream and fracture -- The definitions of siddity -- Song. What is best -- Permission to be excused -- Jingle bells, damnit -- Song. Deep country -- Creatures in the garden -- Happy birthday -- Pecan trees and various miscellanea -- An altered story -- Song. Brother-man magic -- We sing your praises high -- Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, goddamnit -- In this spot -- Feminism, womanism, or whatever -- This bitter earth -- You made me love you -- Don't let me lose this dream -- A change is gonna come -- Do right woman, do right man -- The debate -- Founder's Day -- The dirty thirty -- Reunion -- I'm hungry -- All extraordinary human beings -- Nguzo Saba -- Song. For you to love -- The night I fell in love -- Till my baby comes home -- My sensitivity gets in the way -- A house is not a home -- The other side of the world -- Keeping the tune -- Whatever gets you over -- I need my own car -- Shower and pray -- You can be proud -- Song. Which negroes do you know? -- Mammies, or, How they show out in Harlem -- Umoja, youngblood -- Song. The peculiar institution -- Plural first person -- The Thrilla in Manila -- Witness my hand -- My Black female time -- Song. Who remembers this? -- Any more white folks -- Mama's bible -- Like Agatha Christie -- Not hasty -- Every strength -- The voices of children.
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
African American families > Georgia > Fiction.
African American families > Georgia > History > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
African Americans > Race identity > Fiction.
Historical fiction.
FICTION > African American & Black > Women.
FICTION > Cultural Heritage.
FICTION > Literary.
Cultural property.
Georgia > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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