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Generations: A Memoir


Generations: A Memoir - Clifton, Lucille, and Smith, Tracy K (Introduction by)
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"Buffalo. A father's funeral. Memory. In Generations, Louise Clifton's formidable poetic gift emerges in prose, giving us a memoir of stark and profound beauty. Her story focuses on the lives of the Sayles family: Caroline, "born among the Dahomey people in 1822," who walked north from New Orleans to Virginia in 1830 when she was eight years old; Lucy, the first black woman to be hanged in Virginia; and Gene, born with a withered arm, the son of a carpetbagger and the author's grandmother. Lucille Clifton tells us about the ...

Generations: A Memoir 2021, New York Review of Books

ISBN-13: 9781681375878

Trade paperback

Generations: A Memoir 1976, Random House (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394461557

Unknown binding