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Damballah has ratings and 14 reviews. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runa. Damballah (Homewood Trilogy) [John Edgar Wideman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This collection of interrelated stories spans the. This collection of interrelated stories spans the history of Homewood, a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. With stunning lyricism, Wideman.

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There is much of Wideman himself on these pages–not just the dramas of his own personal life, but his own sense of what literature can be. African Americans — Pennsylvania — Widmean — Fiction.

Would joun like to tell us about a lower price? There is a dignity in poverty portrayed is this novel. The bulk of the novel is an exploration of the Wideman family through oral folklore. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And hopefully one of these years those folks out in Sweden will give Wideman the recognition he deserves.


Jul 06, Jason rated it it was amazing. Other editions – View all Damballah Snippet view – Want to Read saving….

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Selected pages Title Page. Truly captures the essence of the characters and draws you in to the moment.

Please verify that you are not a robot. Homewood was vividly created, and I appreciated its small but important victories damballha the midst of desperation and decay. Refresh and try again. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Buy the selected items together This item: This short story collection and novel, respectively, both published inare the second and third volumes in the author’s Homewood trilogy. Jan 07, Pia rated it it was amazing. This is another installment of the Homewood Series and worth reading.

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This is a very impressive collage of an African-American family. No trivia or quizzes yet. Bell Limited preview – This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It’s not at all clear in this book whether the arc of histo These are sad, hard stories about different members of an African American family extended across at least six generations.

Published July 6th by Mariner Books first published It is a celebration of people who, in the face of crisis, uphold one another–with grace, courage, and dignity.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Aug 16, david rated it liked it. There are no outlandish, gimmicky characters, no attempts at literary cleverness, no easy jokes. He currently teaches at Brown University, and he sits on the contributing editorial board of the literary journal Conjunctions.

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