The big mama stories / Shay Youngblood.
- Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, .
106,  pages ; 22 cm
- African American women -- Fiction.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
African American women.
Manners and customs.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) Ithaca.
- "Set in the Black small-town South of the early sixties, Shay Youngblood's stories capture the richness of being raised into womanhood by a community of women. As seen through the eyes of a girlchild mothered by her 'big mamas, ' the daily lives of ordinary incredible women are dynamically portrayed. A 1990 Pushcart Selection."--Jacket.
- Born with religion
An independent woman
Did my mama like to dance?
Miss Rosa's monkey
Spit in the governor's tea
The blues ain't nothin but a good woman feelin bad
Maggie Agatha Christmas St. Clair
Uncle Buck loves Jesus, sometime
Watch the spirit move
They tell me, now I know.
- "Book design by Mary A. Scott. Cover design by Betsy Bayley. Cover art by Desne A. Crossley."
Publisher's advertisements:  pages at end.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy has autograph of Shay Youngblood 6/89.
Banks Collection copy has embossed stamp "JB The Library of Joanna Banks"
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (stamp) (Banks Collection copy)
Youngblood, Shay (autograph) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Youngblood, Shay. Big mama stories.
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