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American Dreams

American Dreams( )
Author: Sapphire,
Publication Date:Jan 1994
Publisher:Serpent's Tail Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $10.99
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Sapphire is one of the most impassioned voices in African-American literature today. In American Dreams, Sapphire explores the raw edges that circumscribe urban life. The ?Wilding? incident in Central Park; the shooting of fifteen-year-old Latasha harlins by a Korean grocer; the vicious cycle of family violence; the prospect of escaping one's fate by choosing art over madness, solitude over dependency, and spiritual renewal over addiction - these are the subjects explored in this...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.953 x 8.073 x 0.39 Inches
Book Weight:0.554 Pounds
Author Biography
Sapphire (Author)
Sapphire was born Ramona Lofton in Fort Ord, California on August 4, 1950. She attended City College of New York and received her master's degree at Brooklyn College. Before starting her writing career, she worked as a performance artist and a teacher of reading and writing. Her works include the poetry collection American Dreams and the novel Push, which won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and the Mind Book of the Year Award in Great Britain. Precious, the film adaption of her novel Push, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance (2009). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Spin, and Bomb. In 2009, she was the recipient of a Fellow Award in Literature from United States Artists.


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