In the life: a Black gay anthology

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Alyson Publications, 1986 - Fiction - 255 pages
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In black slang, the expression "in the life" often means "gay." In this anthology, black gay men describe their lives and their hopes through essays, short fiction, poetry, and artwork.

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This anthology gave birth to Black Gay Male Consciousness; it colored in myself and allowed me to be who I am. No gay black man should consider himself complete and not have read everything in this anthology. It was our golden age and I’m so glad I can say I was actually there to experience it.
My favorite: I Wanna Love You


a poem about Kenny portrait of a hard rock
On Not Being White Reginald Shepherd I

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