Books: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl Bittersweet: Contemporary Black Women's Poetry Ed Karen McCarthy, Women's Press Pounds 9
Gendre, Kevin Le, The Independent (London, England)
Given the mixed blessings that black women writers have received over the years, Bittersweet seems like the perfect title for this anthology. Sure, the African-American female voice has made an incredible impact through authors like Alice Walker and Maya Angelou, and in the francophone Caribbean, Maryse Conde is a name to watch. Yet poetry remains one of the most difficult areas in publishing for both men and women, and you have to go back to 1986 to find the last substantial black British women's poetry collection, Merle Collins's Watchers And Seekers. Who sang "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl"? Wasn't a man, that's for sure.
Bittersweet is an anthology of tremendous …
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Publication information: Article title: Books: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl Bittersweet: Contemporary Black Women's Poetry Ed Karen McCarthy, Women's Press Pounds 9. Contributors: Gendre, Kevin Le - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: December 13, 1998. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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