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The big mama stories / Shay Youngblood.

Author/Creator:
Youngblood, Shay.
Publication:
Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, [1989].
Format/Description:
Book
106, [6] pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
African American women -- Fiction.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
African American women.
Manners and customs.
Southern States.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) Ithaca.
Summary:
"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.
Contents:
Born with religion
Snuff dippers
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
Funny women
Maggie Agatha Christmas St. Clair
Uncle Buck loves Jesus, sometime
Watch the spirit move
They tell me, now I know.
Notes:
"Book design by Mary A. Scott. Cover design by Betsy Bayley. Cover art by Desne A. Crossley."
Publisher's advertisements: [2] 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:
1989
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Youngblood, Shay. Big mama stories.
ISBN:
0932379583
9780932379580
0932379575
9780932379573
OCLC:
19390640
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