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Adam of Ife: Black Women in Praise of Black Men (Lotus Poetry) Paperback – January 15, 2006

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"Evocative and thought-provoking, the poems... effectively fill a void in black literature." -- Sarah Sue Goldsmith, Baton Rouge Magazine

Don't Listen by Abimbola Adama
From Father To Son by Opal Palmer Adisa
I Will Not Let Them Take You by Opal Palmer Adisa
Seeking A More Private Word by Opal Palmer Adisa
A Song Of Praise For The Often Overlooked Men by Opal Palmer Adisa
Young Blood by Opal Palmer Adisa
Thots Of Coltrane (while Listening To Africa) by Kenyette Adrine-robinson
For Yellow Roses by Collette Armstead
The Blacksmith by Monifa Atungaye
For My Brother by Monifa Atungaye
A Real Father by Burniece Avery
Max Roach - The Rhythm Wizard by Avotcja
Papi Was A Dancing Man by Avotcja
Epitaph For Etheridge Knight by Melba Joyce Boyd
The League Of Defense by Melba Joyce Boyd
Sunflowers And Saturdays by Melba Joyce Boyd
To Darnell And Johnny by Melba Joyce Boyd
George Jackson by Jill Witherspoon Boyer
Desert by Karla Francesca Brundage
Peaches by Karla Francesca Brundage
Search For Black Men: Vietnam Post-mortem by Beverly Fields Burnette
Waiting by Marilyn Elaine Carmen
Blue Lights In The Basement by Pearl Cleage
Summer Is Coming by Pearl Cleage
Like A Phoenix by Sibyl Rae Collins
Walk Proud, %my Brother by Sibyl Rae Collins
Commitment 2 by Jayne Cortez
Marley No Die by Linda Cousins
Zakee by Linda Cousins
Curtis Michael by Stella Crews
Nephews by Stella Crews
The Clothes You Color by (malika) Odessa Davis
Before Making Love by Toi Derricotte
In Knowlwedge Of Young Boys by Toi Derricotte
The Polishers Of Brass by Toi Derricotte
As I Recount My Love by Naomi Flowe Faust
Martin Luther King by Naomi Flowe Faust
Muhammad Ali by Naomi Flowe Faust
Beautiful Black Men by Yolande Cornelia Giovanni
Hendrix by Maketa Groves
Katumwbe by Maketa Groves
Just Love by Karen Halliburton
On The Edges by Karen Halliburton
Of Men And Clouds by Shirley Hayden-whitney
A Fathers's Teaching by Elana Hayes
Sam by Beverly Jarrett
To Langston by Regina B. Jennings
Receptive Perspective by J. E. M. Jones
Joe Louis by Nubia Kai
Malcolm by Nubia Kai
Nat Turner by Nubia Kai
Papa by Nubia Kai
B.b. King by Sybil Kein
Barbecue Bob Hicks by Sybil Kein
Jelly Roll Morton by Sybil Kein
Leadbelly by Sybil Kein
Louie by Sybil Kein
Robert Hayden by Sybil Kein
For My Father: On The Gift Of Another Eye by Dolores Kendrick
Uncle Gus by Dolores Kendrick
Bring Them Home by Aneb Kgositsile
Direction by Aneb Kgositsile
For Uri At 16 by Aneb Kgositsile
I Am Willie Or Amos Or Anyone by Aneb Kgositsile
Love Dreadlocked by Aneb Kgositsile
To Kyasa, Little Brother by Aneb Kgositsile
Black Satin Stallion by Phavia Kugichagulia
Romance by Phavia Kugichagulia
Warriors Welcome by Phavia Kugichagulia
Poems For Gordon: Black Diamond by Pinkie Gordon Lane
Poems For Gordon: Gordon by Pinkie Gordon Lane
Poems For Gordon: South Paw Baby by Pinkie Gordon Lane
Black Poet by Naomi Long (witherspoon) Madgett
For Leonard by Naomi Long (witherspoon) Madgett
He Lives In Me by Naomi Long (witherspoon) Madgett
October Lament by Naomi Long (witherspoon) Madgett
'the Sun Do Move' by Naomi Long (witherspoon) Madgett
Even Though We Never Went Camping by Maria Madison
What I Love by Devorah Major
Praises by Stephanie Mcclain
The Mask by Irma Mcclaurin
You Are Like The Coming Of Dawn by Irma Mcclaurin
Alain Leroy Locke (teacher Of Aesthetics) by May Miller
For Robert Hayden by May Miller
The Janitor (circa 1940) by May Miller
My Father by May Miller
Resurrections: 36 by Gloria Catherine Oden
To The Black Man by Cherlyn Lynn Pastor
Poem For My Father by Erica Annette Pierce
Song For My Beloved by Erica Annette Pierce
All The Brothers by Beth Brown Preston
The Champ Vs. Coopman by Beth Brown Preston
Little Mecca by Beth Brown Preston
On Witnessing The Receipt Honorary Degree By Sterling Brown by Beth Brown Preston
My Gift To You by Johari Mahasin Rashad
Search by Johari Mahasin Rashad
Sisterlove 1 by Johari Mahasin Rashad
A Little Black Poem 4 Larry by Leslie Reese
My Dad Is A Magician by Leslie Reese
Cousin George by A. Wanjiku Reynolds
Frontline by A. Wanjiku Reynolds
Herman by A. Wanjiku Reynolds
J. Harrington, Good/man, Mississippi's Son by A. Wanjiku Reynolds
The Coach by Satiafa
For Haki by Satiafa
Seasons by Rosalie Shannon
A Call-to-action Poem by Jennifer E. Smith
For The One by Jennifer E. Smith
A Poem Of Praise by Jennifer E. Smith
A Short Poem For Righteous Brothas Because You Are: by Jennifer E. Smith
Harry's Afro Hut by Lucy E. Thornton-berry
Never On Prime Time by Lucy E. Thornton-berry
Who's Really Got The Power? by Lucy E. Thornton-berry
Birthday by Hilda Vest
Malcolm X by Roxanne Whitaker
Martin by Roxanne Whitaker
Precious Flowers by Greta Delphine White
Oronde by Paulette Childress White
This Warrior by Paulette Childress White
African Sunrunner by Wanda Winbush
Afrikan Poet, Arise by Wanda Winbush
Drum Man by Wanda Winbush
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

Book Description

Collection of poetry from Lotus Press.

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Product Details

  • Series: Lotus Poetry
  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Lotus Press (January 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916418804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916418809
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,197,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This collection fills a void in literature by placing in one volume praisesongs to the many Black men who rarely make the evening news: fathers, brothers, husbands, lovers--heroes who never stopped and who never will abandon their commitment to their women, families and communities. Without hypberole, these sister- poets celebrate the Black men who have graced their lives; in so doing, they provide a welcome opportunity for the rest of us to do the same. Whether I share Adam of Ife' with students or "celebrants" at a funeral, people are genuinely thrilled that such an anthology exists. Naomi Long Madgett is to be commended for editing such a powerful volume.
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I stumbled upon this book while searching for another anthology. This book is outstanding! It's like a breath of fresh air on a topic that has received more heat than light. I'm tempted to buy another copy!
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