Corregidora is the most brutally honest and painful revelation of what has occurred, and is occurring, in the souls of Black men and women. -James Baldwin
Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University; she has taught at Wellesley and the University of Michigan. Her books include Corregidora, Eva's Man, White Rat, Song for Anninho, and Liberating Voices: Oral Tradition in African American Literature.
This is such an amazing book! I must-read for African American womenPublished 8 months ago by Shakkaura Kemet
It is an interesting read. It is an easy read. I wanted to continue reading, which is a good sign for a book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by stefan hendriks
The beauty and often unheard sadness of the female blues singer is finally heard in this lovely yet anger infused fictional novel.Published 9 months ago by Mark Twain Jr. Jr. Jr.
Ms. Jones has written a tour de force and compacted it in the raw ferocity that compelled me (the reader) to hold on tight and keep up with her character's trailblazing tale. Read morePublished 13 months ago by S M KEITH
What Gayl Jones can do with language should make all other writers jealous. This debut novel is so raw that it feels voyeuristic--imagine overhearing your neighbors' most personal... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rochelle
Had to read this book for class, so was not a book I normally would have picked on my own.Published on July 2, 2013 by Hannah Farnsworth