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Age Ain't Nothing But a Number : Black Women Explore Midlife
by Carleen Brice


Overview - Forty-five black women writers--known and new--discuss midlife in the first anthology of its kind
Finally, a collection that celebrates, considers, contemplates, even criticizes "midlife" from a black woman's point of view. Age Ain't Nothing
but a Number ranges over every aspect of black women's lives: personal growth, family and friendship, love and sexuality, health, beauty, illness,
spirituality, creativity, financial independence, work, and scores of other topics.
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Overview
Forty-five black women writers--known and new--discuss midlife in the first anthology of its kind
Finally, a collection that celebrates, considers, contemplates, even criticizes "midlife" from a black woman's point of view. Age Ain't Nothing
but a Number ranges over every aspect of black women's lives: personal growth, family and friendship, love and sexuality, health, beauty, illness,
spirituality, creativity, financial independence, work, and scores of other topics.
Midlife today isn't your grandmother's "change of life." Today, black women call hot flashes "power surges," and menopause, the "pause that refreshes." These days, middle-aged women may be newlyweds or new mothers, as
well as grandmothers or widows. They may experience the empty-nest syndrome and then the "return-to-the-nest syndrome" as adult children move back home. They may navigate the field of Internet dating, travel the world,
teach homeless women, take up pottery, or study international business.
This anthology captures all of these aspects of midlife as experienced by some of the finest voices in African-American writing today. Featuring
the work of Maya Angelou, J. California Cooper, Pearl Cleage, Nikki Giovanni, Susan L. Taylor, Alice Walker, and dozens of others, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number will make readers think, laugh, and cry and will be the perfect gift
book for spring.
Carleen Brice is the author of Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color (Beacon / 2811-8 / $12.00 pb), which was a Blackboard Bestseller, and Lead Me Home: An African American Guide Through the Grief Journey, and
was a contributing editor for R.I.P.: The Complete Book of Death and Dying. She haswritten for various publications, including Mademoiselle,
the Chicago Tribune, and BET.com, and lives in Denver, Colorado.
"Reading this medley of wisdom, laughter, reflection and love is wonderfully satisfying."
--Venise Berry, author of Colored Sugar Water
"Provocative, poignant and passionate --captures black women in our glorious mid-years. As rich and satisfying as a warm dish of peach cobbler."
-- Evelyn C. White, editor, The Black Women's Health Book
"When I grow up I want to keep on growing AGE AIN'T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER is my roadmap. Thank you my ageless sisters."
--- Iyanla Vanzant, author of Every Day I Pray: Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion
"Over the years, these women -- our writers -- have named our truths. With this important anthology, they rise once again and escort us into the next phase with beauty, wisdom, humor, love and, as always, style. What a gift "
--- Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday
Rather than support the unhealthy and negative attitudes toward age which are so common, Carleen Brice points us toward embracing the richness of who we are, and who we are becoming.
This is a much needed collection, providing affirmation of womanhood and teaching us that contrary to the negative programming of our culture of youth, there is life after thirty that is valuable, meaningful, and even fun."
-Johnetta B. Cole, President emerita at Spelman College, Professor emerita at Emory University, and current President of Bennett College

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780807028230
  • ISBN-10: 0807028231
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: May 2003
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.62 x 5.54 x 0.71 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds


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