Erotique Noire / Black Erotica edited by Roseann P. Bell [FIRST EDITION PAPERBACK] 1992 • Anchor Books

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Erotique Noire / Black Erotica edited by Roseann P. Bell, Reginald Martin and Miriam De-Costa Willis


Jumbo trade paperback in very good condition.

Some visible but mild shelf and edge wear to cover and tanning to pages.  Reads perfectly!

In this glorious, unprecedented anthology, Black writers celebrate Black sensuality.

Between Ntozake Shange's "Fore/Play" and John A. Williams's "After/Play" — arranged into chapters such as "When the Spirits Come," "Movin' to the Beat," "Naughty, Nasty, and Nice," and "Taking the Plunge" - are a host of imaginative short stories, poems, essays, folktales, and letters.   Always spicy, sometimes raunchy, often tender and touching, or just plain fun, Erotique Noire/Black Erotica is also a serious and intellectually exciting anthology of Black literature, including such authors as Audre Lorde, Marita Golden, Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Chester Himes, Trey Ellis, Calvin Hernton, and Barbara Chase-Riboud, among many, many others.

African, African-American, Latin-American, and Caribbean-American men and women, gay and straight-novelists, poets, essayists, and scholars-provide a wealth of erotic delights ranging from the lyrical to the lascivious, from the provocative to the shockingly explicit. Challenging the traditional shibboleths that have surrounded the literary repre- sentation of Black physical desire and sexual pleasure, Erotique Noire/Black Erotica draws open the curtain to reveal an erotic, emotional world rich in its imagery, passion, and sense of adventure.

Celebratory and bold, triumphant and heady, this collection reclaims the fullness of Black life. It is an extraordinary work of lasting value for all lovers of literature and, especially, the erotic.