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Echo Tree : : the Collected Short Fiction of Henry Dumas

Dumas, Henry, 1934-1968. Book - 2021 Fiction / Dumas, Henry, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Dumas, Henry 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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First edition: 2003.
Take this river! -- Ark of bones -- Ark of bones -- Echo tree - A boll of roses -- The crossing -- Double nigger -- A Harlem game -- Will the circle be unbroken? -- Strike and fade -- Fon -- Rope of wind -- The marchers -- The eagle the dove and the blackbird -- Scout -- Harlem -- The university of man -- Rope of wind -- Children of the sun -- Devil bird -- Invasion -- The lake -- The distributors -- Thrust counter thrust -- Six days you shall labor -- The man who could see through fog -- The voice -- Thalia -- The metagenesis of Sunra -- Rain god -- The bewitching bag -- My brother, my brother! -- The metagenesis of Sunra -- Riot or revolt?
"Championed by Toni Morrison and Walter Mosley, Dumas's fabulist fiction is a masterful synthesis of myth and religion, culture and nature, mask and identity. From the Deep South to the simmering streets of Harlem, his characters embark on real, magical, and mythic quests. Humming with life, Dumas's stories create a collage of midcentury Black experiences, interweaving religious metaphor, African cosmologies, diasporic folklore, and America's history of slavery and systemic racism. Henry Dumas was born in Sweet Home, Arkansas, in 1934 and moved to Harlem at the age of ten. He joined the air force in 1953 and spent a year on the Arabian Peninsula. Upon his return, Dumas became active in the civil rights movement, married, had two sons, attended Rutgers University, worked for IBM, and taught at Hiram College in Ohio and at Southern Illinois University. In 1968, at the age of thirty-three, he was shot and killed by a New York City Transit Authority police officer."--Amazon.com.

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PUBLISHED
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2003, 2021.
Year Published: 2021
Description: 381 pages ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781566896078
156689607X
1566891493

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Redmond, Eugene.

SUBJECTS
African Americans -- Fiction.
Short stories.