This massive (nearly 700 pages) anthology offers a fascinating survey of black women's humor, compiled from folk sources, the blues, and poetry, fiction, anecdotal recollections, and routines by such comedians as the late Jackie "Moms" Mabley. The title, editor Daryl Cumber Dance informs, is a "playful entreaty" that black women use to encourage each other or to express disbelief in private conversations when swapping jokes and tall tales. Some of the material in Honey, Hush is a bit bawdy and off-color, and Dance, a professor of English at the University of Richmond in Virginia, warns that "humor is often unkind, unfair, and unjust." Enter with an open mind and a willingness to laugh, however, and you'll be sure to have fun. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Dance (English, Univ. of Richmond) has collected folktales, proverbs, slave narratives, and cartoons reflecting the humor of African American women. Among those included are authors Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison and comedian Whoopi Goldberg.
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I bought this book years ago and purchased this copy for a friend. This is one of my favorite books, all-time! It will make you laugh and cry.Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth
Clean book.. Enjoying it! Wish there was a cover, but book was in great condition. Will use it for years.Published 18 months ago by C. Alfred
The book made it after Christmas. I am not finish but I have enjoyed what I have read. The stories are interesting.Published 19 months ago by hattie yeldell
This is an excellent book. There are so many different types of writing. I was given a hard-back for a
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I'm in chapter 2 now...and reading my way through. There is such a universal connection in what is written in this book. If ever there is a Honey, Hush! Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by I just wanna say...