Long, Courtney. DEAREST BROTHERS, LOVE AWAITS, MUCH PEACE, YOUR SISTERS: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN TALK ABOUT SEX, LOVE AND LIFE. NY: Bantam Books, c1995. 1st printing, 318pp, tall 8vo, near Fine in like d/w, .
Very good in very good dust jacket. xvi, 318,  p.; 24 cm. Foreword by Maria Jones. Love. Sex. Repect. Race. Politics. Unity. Spirituality. Cultural pride. These are some of the concerns expressed by 26 young African Amercan women in this collection of interviews with filmmaker-writer Courtney Long about relationships with African American men.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-12-12 Statistics show that today 56% of black households in America are headed by single women, and, according to Long, these women are often angry at their ``brothers'' for ``dissing'' (disrespecting) them. Why is there so much tension between African American men and women? Can a black woman attain a fulfilling relationship with one of her Brothers? Here, 26 black women from various walks of life, interviewed by the author, a filmmaker, answer these questions in their own candid, and sometimes profane, words. From medical student Sheryl to teenage mother Nikki, Long conveys a visceral love-hate bond that African American women feel toward black men, and men in general; their views about their own sexuality; and their outlook on life. Long's own respect and sensitivity toward his Sisters is apparent in his pungent report from the trenches. (Jan.)
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