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What moves at the margin : selected nonfiction

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  • 810.81 M882 (CEN)

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Publication Information

University Press of Mississippi,

Physical Description

xxvi, 215 p. : port. ; 21 cm.


Includes index.


  • Family and history
  • A slow walk of trees (as grandmother would say), hopeless (as grandfather would say)
  • She and me
  • What the black woman thinks about women's lib
  • A knowing so deep
  • Behind the making of The black book
  • Rediscovering black history
  • Rootedness: the ancestor as foundation
  • The site of memory
  • Writers and writing
  • On behalf of Henry Dumas
  • Preface to Deep sightings and rescue missions by Toni Cade Bambara
  • James Baldwin: his voice remembered; life in his language
  • Speaking of Reynolds price
  • To be a black woman: review of Portraits in fact and fiction
  • The family came first: review of Labor of love, labor of sorrow
  • Toni Morrison on a book she loves: Gayl Jones's Corregidora
  • Going home with bitterness and joy: review of South to a very old place by Albert Murray
  • On The radiance of the king by Camara Laye
  • Foreword to The Harlem book of the dead
  • Foreword to Writing red: an anthology of American women writers, 1930-1940
  • The fisherwoman: Introduction to A kind of rapture: photographs
  • Politics and society
  • On the backs of blacks
  • The talk of the town
  • The dead of September 11
  • For a heroic writers movement
  • Remarks given at the Howard University Charter Day convocation
  • The future of time: literature and diminished expectations
  • The dancing mind
  • How can values be taught in the university
  • The Nobel lecture in literature.

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Carolyn C Denard

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