Memory of kin : stories about family by black writers / edited and with an introduction and commentary, by Mary Helen Washington.
- First Anchor Books edition
- New York : Anchor Books, 1991.
- New York : Published by Doubleday,
, xi, , 416,  pages ; 21 cm
- Family -- Literary collections.
African Americans -- Families -- Literary collections.
American literature -- African American authors.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- The Extended Family. The idea of ancestry / Etheridge Knight; Just like a tree (1968) / Ernest J. Gaines. Commentary on Ernest J. Gaines
Wives and Husbands. The wedding (1985) / June Jordan; The poker party (1961) / William Melvin Kelley. Commentary on William Melvin Kelley; Roselily (1972) / Alice Walker. Commentary on Alice Walker; The wife of his youth (1899) / Charles Chesnutt; Po' Sandy (1899) / Charles Chesnutt. Commentary on Charles Chesnutt
Mothers and Daughters. Momma (1984) / Paulette Childress White; Black mother woman (1982) / Audre Lorde; Mother (1984) / Andrea Lee. Commentary on Andrea Lee; The circling hand (1985) / Jamaica Kincaid. Commentary on Jamaica Kincaid; Getting the facts of life (1989) / Paulette Childress White. Commentary of Paulette Childress White
Fathers and Daughters. forgiving my father (1980) / Lucille Clifton; New African (1984) / Andrea Leaa
Mothers and Sons. Mother to Son (1926) / Langston Hughes; The sky is gray (1968) / Ernest J. Gaines
Fathers and Sons. Those winter Sundays (1966) / Robert Hayden; Forty in the shade (1983) / John McCluskey, Jr. Commentary on John McCluskey, Jr.; A long day in November (1968) / Ernest J. Gaines
Sisters. The house slave (1980) / Rita Dove; Little brother (1989) / John Edgar Wideman. Commentary on John Edgar Wideman; Adventures of the Dread Sisters (1989) / Alexis De Veaux. Commentary on Alexis De Veaux
Brothers. My brother is homemade (1986) / Sam Cornish; Sonny's blues (1957) / James Baldwin. Commentary on James Baldwin
Aunts and Uncles. The house on Norwood (1986) / Toi Derricotte; Aunt Carrie (1985) / Rita Dove. Commentary on Rita Dove; Gorilla, my love (1971) / Toni Cade Bambara. Commentary of Toni Cade Bambara
Grandparents. My grandfather walks in the woods (1989) / Marilyn Waniek; The weakness (1986) / Toi Derricott; To Da-duh, In Memoriam (1967) / Paule Marshall. Commentary on Paule Marshall; Miss Cynthia (1933) / Rudolph Fisher. Commentary on Rudolph Fisher.
- "Designed by Chris Welch."
"First Anchor Books Edition: January 1991."
"Front cover art and detail on spine: Church picnic story quilt ... Cover design by Amy C. King.'
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy inscribed "To Joanna, Mary Helen Washington".
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Banks, Joanna (donor) (inscription) (Banks Collection copy)
Washington, Mary Helen (autograph) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Washington, Mary Helen, writer of introduction and commentary.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
- 0385247834 (pbk.) :
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