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Damballah (Homewood) by John Edgar Wideman

Jan 01, Frankie Ecgar rated it it was amazing. Remember me on this computer. As he explores the idea of forging ties to the lost, African American past, Wideman creates an incredible microcosm, Homewood. The narrators change, usually the person in question narrates their own story, covering a long timeline and many aspects of the family. John F This is another installment of the Homewood Series and worth reading. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Linked Data More info about Linked Data. This is a very impressive collage of an African-American family. Jeff rated it really liked it Jun 05, Hiding Place shares the same setting. What makes it particularly dakballah to read is the knowledge that many of the stories are informed by the history of Wideman’s real-world family.

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Because here you get a good feel for Wideman’s fiction–his concerns and preoccupations, his style and tone, his free approach to form–in short, gripping stories, each one a dispatch from a neighborhood in Pittsburgh that can only be described, in the time about which Wideman writes, as a ghetto.

The E-mail Address es you jonn is are damballlah in a valid format. Mohamed Lotfy rated it really liked it Oct 29, Paperbackpages. I did not understand all ofbthe connections but for some reason that was nh favorite part cause it widema nice to read something that was so unique I could not predict the characters or the themes but I had to think bout them and reread sections tip they made sense.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I read it for my postmodern American literature class, and frankly, did not understand some of it. Buy this book and cherish it! Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Selected pages Title Page. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


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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 young men being imprisoned there more than a century later. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Wideman does a great job of interweaving the lives of Homewood’s citizens, as well as incorporating his own life’s experiences into the stories. Jan 07, Pia rated it it was amazing.

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Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Wideman dakballah on lyrical phrasing as he weaves his stories about childhood stories from his home town. English View all editions and formats Rating: Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

It’s not at all clear in this book whether the arc of history bends in any direction, just that there will be complicated people fighting to shape their own lives every step of the way. The most powerful fiction if it is really fictionI’ve read in years.