The Humours of Black Life

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iUniverse, 2003 - 360 Seiten
The Humours of Black Life exposes the underbelly of African-American culture in much the same way the successful "Preppie Handbook" unmasked WASP life in the '80s. Naturally, having been written on CP (colored people's) time, it has taken a bit longer to bring the colorful insights of The Humours of Black Life to light.

Using a mix of humor, sarcasm, and irony, Humours explores the life and times of Black folks in America. From the legacy of their African past, to the culture of slavery, to the philosophical poles of Cool and Conscience, to razor edged Hip Hop, Humours of Black Life chronicles the ways and why-fors of Black life without regrets, apologies, or recriminations in embarrassingly frank detail.

Beneath its humor, The Humours of Black Life makes a very positive statement about being Black in America. It is a history lesson for those that don't know the history and a social commentary for those who think they know all there is to know.

"A Must Read"
Detroit Freedom Press

"A Laugh Riot…I saw me or someone I knew in every hilarious chapter!"
Essencent Magazine

"Like, for real. This is it, they said it all!
Amsterdam Mews

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Roots ofthe FamilyTree Pictorials
7
f ShipShape
15
SociologyHall offame Pictorials
22
k TheFolkMascot
30
ACULTURE OFCOOL
38
We Be Real Cool
48
BBOYS AND GIRLS Pictorials
56
The TowerofBabel
100
Blue CollarBrigade
120
THE SPIRITUALLIFE a In The Beginning
166
a Skin Deep
192
b APassing Comment
198
FOLKCUISINE
246
a Two Weeks with Pay
282
e BBall
302
g The Smoker
312

Can We Talk?
106
a Fish Be Jumpin
114
ABOUTTHE AUTHORS
341
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