It’s All Love: Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family, and Friends

Edited and with an introduction by Marita Golden
Read by Marita Golden and various narrators

13.15 Hours 02/01/2009 unabridged
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In It’s All Love, black writers celebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its many forms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred. Editor Marita Golden recounts the morning she awoke certain that she would meet her soulmate in “Meeting Joe.” Memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts writes stirringly about serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the better in a piece he calls “Learning the Name Dad.” New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best in the delicate, touching “Missing You.” Award-winning author David Anthony Durham enraptures listeners with his “An Act of Faith.” New York Times bestselling author L. A. Banks is both funny and wise in “Two Cents and a Question,” her beautiful essay of discovering love as a child. And the poetry of love is here too, from Gwendolyn Brooks’ classic “A Black Wedding Song” to works by Nikki Giovanni, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kwame Alexander. This is a dazzling exploration of the wonderful gift of love.

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Summary

Summary

In It’s All Love, black writers celebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its many forms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred.

Editor Marita Golden recounts the morning she awoke certain that she would meet her soulmate in “Meeting Joe.” Memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts writes stirringly about serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the better in a piece he calls “Learning the Name Dad.” New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best in the delicate, touching “Missing You.” Award-winning author David Anthony Durham enraptures listeners with his “An Act of Faith.” New York Times bestselling author L. A. Banks is both funny and wise in “Two Cents and a Question,” her beautiful essay of discovering love as a child. And the poetry of love is here too, from Gwendolyn Brooks’ classic “A Black Wedding Song” to works by Nikki Giovanni, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kwame Alexander. This is a dazzling exploration of the wonderful gift of love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The readings are even better than the writing…Almost all are engaging, and there are several effortlessly fine performances. The listener comes away with a varied and satisfying take on love in black America (and elsewhere), performed with talent, professionalism, and heart.” AudioFile

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 13.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English