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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.
W.W. Norton & Company
African American women's humor, wit and laughter, written and spoken mediums
School of Arts and Sciences
African American Studies | English Language and Literature | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor, Edited by Daryl Cumber Dance. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998.