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Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations

5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780316010177

Price: $40 / $44 (CAD)

ON SALE: November 19th 2013

Genre: Nonfiction / Reference / Quotations

PAGE COUNT: 832

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A comprehensive, all-new collection bringing together the most thoughtful, inspiring, and wisest voices from the Black diaspora across history.

Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations paints a rich canvas of Black history through time. Five thousand quotes are culled from the time of Ancient Egypt through American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Era, Apartheid, to the present day. With a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and passages from authors, artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, activists, politicians, and many others, Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations will appeal not only to quote aficionados and researchers, but also to history buffs. Aesop’s Fables and the Holy Bible are in the same company as Nelson Mandela and President Obama; Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison; Bob Marley and Jay-Z.

A wonderful reference tool and gift, Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations is sure to follow in the footsteps of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, becoming a beloved authority.

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Reader Reviews

Praise

"An impressively researched and documented collection of the finest thought produced by writers throughout the African Diaspora. A magnificent achievement." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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"It is not only the most comprehensive book of quotations from black thinkers over some 5,000 years of recorded history, but it also possesses something no other book of quotations quite does: a potent and sweeping narrative arc. It is possible to consume this book avidly from end to end."--Dwight Garner, New York Times-
"A meaty, motley collection...The more time I spent with the book, the more deeply I was drawn."--Gene Demby, NPR
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Praise for BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS:

"[A] venerable reference work."--Huffington Post-
"If you want a snapshot of who we are and why, this is where to look."--Jeff Glor, CBS This Morning-
"Because it is one of the handful of reference staples that patrons are likely to ask for by name, no self-respecting library should be without it."--Booklist-
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