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Love's Promise Paperback – May 5, 2017
Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
“These stirring stories of love, young and mature, of yearning and disappointment, of companionship and independence, place girls and women at the center. They are stories for our time, evoking a feminism that has as much to do with the quotidian life as with radical social transformation.”
Nalo Hopkinson, author of Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, Sister Mine, and many more
“Palmer Adisa’s writing is generous, her prose delicate and delicious, her stories always quietly surprising. This book fulfills its promise.”
Ana Castillo, author of Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me.
“Opal Palmer’s collection reminds us that at the core of every human being love must come first. In difficult times we cannot be reminded of this enough.”
Zee Edgell, author of Beka Lamb and Time and the River
“Love’s Promise brings vividly into focus the enduring, sometimes shocking, truths about love through the experiences of characters living in rural areas on a tropical island.”
Shanthi Sekaran, author of Lucky Boy
“The stories in Love’s Promise make an invaluable contribution to Caribbean literature, but also to global literature. The impulses, temptations, losses and triumphs of Opal Palmer Adisa’s characters are universal.”
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies and English at Spelman College and featured feminist in the 2013 PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America
“A master storyteller, Opal Palmer Adisa’s latest collection of short stories, Love’s Promise, is enchanting, refreshing, and soulful. Its familiar themes—friendship, woman-bonding, love, home, motherhood, passion--remind us in these treacherous times of life’s treasures. Joy and pleasure are elusive but still possible!”
About the Author
Opal Palmer Adisa, Ph. D, is nurtured on cane-sap and the oceanic breeze of the Caribbean. Writer of both poetry and prose, Adisa is an educator and cultural activist, as well as a playwright and theatre director. Adisa has lectured and read her work throughout the Caribbean, United States, South Africa, East and West Africa as well as throughout Europe. An award-winning poet and prose writer, Adisa has more than twenty titles to her credit, including Look! A Moko Jumbie, CaribbeanReads, 2016; 4-Headed Woman, Tia Chucha Press, 2013; and Painting Away Regrets, novel, Peepal Tree Press, 2011. She has been a resident artist in internationally acclaimed residencies such as Arte Studio Ginestrelle (Assis, Italy), El Gouna (Egypt), Sacatar Institute (Brazil) and McColl Center, (North Carolina) and Headlines Center for the Arts (California, USA). Opal Palmer Adisa's work has been reviewed by Ishmael Reed, Al Young, and Alice Walker (Color Purple), who described her work as "solid, visceral, important stories written with integrity and love." A Distinguished professor of creative writing and literature in the MFA program at California College of the Arts, where she teaches in the Fall. She has been a visiting professor at several universities including, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and University of the Virgin Islands. Her poetry, stories, essays and articles on a wide range of subjects have been collected in over 400 journals, anthologies and other publications, including Essence Magazine. Adisa is the founder and editor of Interviewing the Caribbean, an annual journal of poetry, prose art and interviews.
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