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The vibrant humor of African American women is celebrated in this bold and unique collection that the Miami Herald describes as "breathtakingly broad and deep."

In this "dazzling anthology" (Publishers Weekly), Daryl Cumber Dance has collected the often hard-hitting, sometimes risqué, always dramatic humor that arises from the depth of black women's souls and the breadth of their lives. The eloquent wit and laughter of African American women are presented here in all their written and spoken manifestations: autobiographies, novels, essays, poems, speeches, comic routines, proverbial sayings, cartoons, mimeographed sheets, and folk tales. The chapters proceed thematically, covering the church, love, civil rights, motherly advice, and much more.

ISBN

9780393318180

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

W.W. Norton & Company

City

New York

Keywords

African American women's humor, wit and laughter, written and spoken mediums

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

English

Disciplines

African American Studies | English Language and Literature | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

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Edited by: Daryl Cumber Dance

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Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor

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