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The Resource The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois : a novel, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois : a novel, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

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The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois : a novel
Title
The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
Title remainder
a novel
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Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
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Language
eng
Summary
The great scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois, once wrote about the problem of race in America, and what he called "Double Consciousness", a sensitivity that every African American possesses in order to survive. Since childhood, Ailey Pearl Garfield has understood Du Bois's words all too well. Bearing the names of two formidable Black Americans--the revered choreographer Alvin Ailey and her great grandmother Pearl, the descendant of enslaved Georgians and tenant farmers--Ailey carries Du Bois's Problem on her shoulders. Ailey is reared in the north in the City but spends summers in the small Georgia town of Chicasetta, where her mother's family has lived since their ancestors arrived from Africa in bondage. From an early age, Ailey fights a battle for belonging that's made all the more difficult by a hovering trauma, as well as the whispers of women--her mother, Belle, her sister, Lydia, and a maternal line reaching back two centuries--that urge Ailey to succeed in their stead. To come to terms with her own identity, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family's past, uncovering the shocking tales of generations of ancestors--Indigenous, Black, and white--in the deep South. In doing so Ailey must learn to embrace her full heritage, a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story--and the song--of America itself
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MLSOD
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1967-
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Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.E365
Literary form
fiction
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  • African American women
  • African American families
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • African Americans
  • Noires américaines
  • Familles noires américaines
  • Identité (Psychologie)
  • Noirs américains
  • African American families
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Georgia
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The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois : a novel, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062942968
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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71cd941d-0b4f-4623-9a4d-ea461c8767b9
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1262749907
  • (OCoLC)on1262749907
Label
The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois : a novel, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
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Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062942968
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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71cd941d-0b4f-4623-9a4d-ea461c8767b9
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1262749907
  • (OCoLC)on1262749907

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