Black History Month: Miami Syle



Local black authors weave the tale of South Florida through the pages of their books. As communities celebrate Black History Month, the poetry and prose of black Miami are plentiful in bookstores and online.


“These are not just Miami stories,’’ said Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp. “They are the stories about our communities.’



VOICES OF BLACK MIAMI


South Florida offers a rich variety of black authors writing from a local perspective. Most of the books can be found on Amazon.com, or on the author’s websites. Here’s a small sampling of local offerings:


Michele Jessica Fievre, Her work appears in Haiti Noir, www.lominy.com


Edwidge Danticat, Award-Winning Author, Breath, Eyes, Memory, Krik Krak, Behind the Mountains” and Create Dangerously : The Immigrant Artist at Work


Geoffrey Philp, Uncle Obadiah and The Alien, Dub Wise, Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories and Benjamin My Son , www.geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com


Preston Allen, Churchboys and Other Sinners, All or Nothing , Jesus Boy


Joanne Hyppolite, Seth and Samona and Ola Shakes It Up


Mamie Pinder, Let My American “Soul” Speak A Poem Tells A Story


Marvin Dunn, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century


Michelle Duplan, It’s A Deer Story, http://segur50.com


Donna Weir-Soley, Eroticism, Spirituality and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings


Andrea Shaw, The Embodiment of Disobedience: Fat Black Women’s Unruly Political Bodies

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/07/2059914/local-authors-share-stories-of.html#ixzz1DZlKW5sv



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