Rewriting the Black American Family

Friday, April 30, 2010

In literature, the African-American family has changed and morphed over the years. From the churchgoing family of James Baldwin's "Go Tell It On The Mountain" to the rural female-led household of Toni Morrison's "Beloved" to the inner city of Sapphire's "Push."  But now, the black American family is being rewritten all over again in a totally new way. We take a look at three upcoming books about family written by black men.

Essence magazine's book editor Patrik Henry Bass walks us through these new ways of looking at the African-American family.

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Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Contributors:

Patrik Henry Bass

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