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  • CONDITIONS: FIVE: The Black Women's Issue. by Bethel, Lorraine and Barbara Smith, editiors; Audre Lourde, Cheryl Clarke, Chirlane McCray and others, contributors.
    Bethel, Lorraine and Barbara Smith, editiors; Audre Lourde, Cheryl Clarke, Chirlane McCray and others, contributors.
    CONDITIONS: FIVE: The Black Women's Issue.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brooklyn, New York: Conditions, 1979. First edition - A rather hard to find issue of this feminist magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians. This issue focuses on poetry, journals, fiction and more by Black women writers and feminists - including Donna Allegra, Michelle Clinton, Pat Parker, Toi Derricote, Audre Lourde, Gloria T. Hull, Cheryl Clarke and others. Among the contributors is Chirlane McCray, now the wife of New York mayor Bill de Blasio and still an activist. She has stated that her poetry became an outlet for the anger she felt at the bullying and racism she encountered as the only Black student in high school. Her two page untitled poem both expresses…

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    Brooklyn, New York: Conditions, 1979. First edition - A rather hard to find issue of this feminist magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians. This issue focuses on poetry, journals, fiction and more by Black women writers and feminists - including Donna Allegra, Michelle Clinton, Pat Parker, Toi Derricote, Audre Lourde, Gloria T. Hull, Cheryl Clarke and others. Among the contributors is Chirlane McCray, now the wife of New York mayor Bill de Blasio and still an activist. She has stated that her poetry became an outlet for the anger she felt at the bullying and racism she encountered as the only Black student in high school. Her two page untitled poem both expresses her anger "evil pouting mammy bitch, / a nigger woman passed over" and her optimism "i can laugh about it / trade stories and write poems / about all those put-downs. . I'm through waiting for minds to change." Notes on contributors. 187 pp plus advertisements.

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    Condition: Very good in black wrappers (a gift card had been pasted inside front cover, discoloration from glue remains)

    Book ID: 79979
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  • LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN: The Black Woman's Guide to Alternative Healing. by Kashef, Ziba.
    Kashef, Ziba.
    LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN: The Black Woman's Guide to Alternative Healing.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, (2001). First edition - "Ziba Kashef, a senior editor and former health writer at ESSENCE "RM" magazine, brings you a comprehensive guide to alternative techniques and therapies that can put you on the road to wellness. Drawing on her interviews with a variety of alternative health practitioners, as well as the time-tested folk remedies of our African ancestors and exciting new methods that address the unique health issues of black women, she gives you the tools you need to cope with everything from PMS, weight problems, and diabetes to hypertension Lupus, and cancer and more." 252 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 61284
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  • NOTED NEGRO WOMEN: Their Triumphs and Activities. by Majors, Monroe A.
    Majors, Monroe A.
    NOTED NEGRO WOMEN: Their Triumphs and Activities.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Salem, NH: Ayer Company, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Facsimile reprint of the original 1893 edition. Includes short biographies, and photos of nearly 300 black women in history. Illustrated with drawings. xvi, 365 pp. ISBN: 0-8369-87330.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj. Uncommon in any hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 58421
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