"In its exploration of a daring subject boldly shared I think [the novel] has immense value. It enables us to see and understand, perhaps for the first time, the choices certain women have made about how they will live their lives, and allows us glimpses at physical intimacies between women that have been, in the past, deliberately ridiculed or obscured. . . This book was obviously written out of an earnest passion that its subject be fully acknowledged as existing. It offers the reader an opportunity to develop a new way of seeing and caring." ―Alice Walker, Ms.
Ann Allen Shockley is Associate Librarian for Special Collections and University Archivist at Fisk University. Her previous works include The Black and the White of It, a collection of short stories, and Say Jesus and Come to Me, a novel. She is also the editor of Afro-American Women Writers, 1746-1933: An Anthology and Critical Guide; Living Black American Authors: A Biographical Directory; and Handbook of Black Librarianship. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Alycee Lane is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has written extensively on the depiction of lesbians and gays in African American literature.
such an important novel to the civil rights of the lgbt communityPublished 10 days ago by smiley314
I loved the book. The only compliant was the end it was a little abrupt and sad for the most part. Wouldnt have minded another chapter...but it was a good quick readPublished 2 months ago by V. Brooks
Amazing. As important today as when it first came out in 1974. What makes this a historical read is that it was the first book with an African American lesbian protagonist, what... Read morePublished 2 months ago by kitty93251
An important book by one hell of a writer, Loving Her is an incredible read chocked full of witicisms and plagiarisms. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Loftus
I do. You will just have to see for yourselves.
I do not like writing reviews on and on. I like this story!