Damballah has ratings and 14 reviews. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runa. Damballah (Homewood Trilogy) [John Edgar Wideman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This collection of interrelated stories spans the. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman.
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Your list has reached the maximum number of items. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Contemporary African American Novel: The most powerful fiction if it is really fictionI’ve read in years. Your request to send this item has been completed. English Choose a language for shopping. View all subjects More like this User lists Similar Items. There is just a very clear-eyed look at the lives of these troubled people, from the runaway slave who first settled in Homewood to the dabmallah men being imprisoned there more than a century later.
It is a celebration of people who, in the face of crisis, uphold one another–with grace, courage, and dign This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave.
Liz rated it it was ok Apr 03, Dec 24, Alshimaa Wiceman rated it liked it Shelves: There is a dignity in poverty portrayed is this novel.
John Edgar Wideman Publisher: Stories such as “Damballah,” “Daddy Garbage,” and “The Caterpillar Story” are engaging although they are only a few pages long. From Library Journal This short story collection and novel, respectively, both published inare the second and third volumes in the author’s Homewood trilogy. I read it for my postmodern American literature class, eegar frankly, did not understand some of it. Set up a giveaway.
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Jan 07, Pia rated it it was amazing. Search WorldCat Find items jonn libraries near you. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. What gives these bleak portraits life–and hope–are descriptions of small acts of goodness and forbearance and mercy, language that is sometimes startling and always alive on the page, and the knowledge that from the hellish place Wideman describes emerged an artist of the first rank, who has been a witness to widemsn often-misunderstood aspect of American life, and has, with honesty and forcefulness and gritty poetry, given it a place in our literature.
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