Streetlights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience

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Doris Jean Austin, Martin Simmons
Penguin Books, 1996 - Fiction - 515 pages
The editors have gathered together 50 moving, insightful works by a group of emerging and established contemporary black writers. Whether they are written by long-time urban dwellers, temporary inhabitants, or people just passing through American cities, the stories are all rooted in the ethnicity of their authors as it intersects with contemporary urban America, at once one of the most terrifying and exciting places in the world.

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STREETLIGHTS: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience

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A wildly divergent and frustratingly uneven anthology of contemporary stories—80 percent of them original—about black city life. Simmons and the late Austin (author of the novel After the Garden ... Read full review

Streetlights: illuminating tales of the urban Black experience

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Former members of the Harlem Writers' Guild, editors Austin, a journalist who died in 1994, and Simmons, a teacher, have brought together 47 authors in this anthology of short stories focusing on life ... Read full review


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