The Undertaker’s Daughter

Posted in Autobiography, Books, Media Archive, Poetry, United States on 2015-04-01 18:24Z by Steven

The Undertaker’s Daughter

University of Pittsburgh Press
October 2011
104 pages
6 x 9
ISBN: 9780822962007

Toi Derricotte, Professor of English
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

View the Table of Contents here. Read a selection from the book here.

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The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey

Posted in Autobiography, Books, Media Archive, Monographs, United States on 2015-04-01 17:50Z by Steven

The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey

W. W. Norton & Company
June 1999
208 pages
5.1 × 8 in
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-393-31901-9

Toi Derricotte, Professor of English
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Black Notebooks is one of the most extraordinary and courageous accounts of race in this country, seen through the eyes of a light-skinned black woman and a respected American poet. It challenges all our preconceived notions of what it means to be black or white, and what it means to be human.

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Captivity

Posted in Books, Media Archive, Poetry on 2015-04-01 17:37Z by Steven

Captivity

University of Pittsburgh Press
November 1989
88 pages
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 9780822954224

Toi Derricotte, Professor of English
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

What are the forces that cause us to strike out and harm each other? Captivity explores the way in which the individual is held hostage by society; how the forces of racism, sexism, and classism frequently express themselves as violence within the family. The book also explores a deeper captivity, like the Jews in Egypt yearning for the Promised Land, the soul trapped in exile from God.

View the table of contents here.

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