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Gospel Choirs
By Derrick Bell

Gospel Choirs

Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home

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Gospel Choirs by Derrick Bell

Book Awards

  • Winner of BCALA Literary Award: Fiction Honor Book 1997.

Book Description

Through parables and essays, Derrick Bell offers an eloquent work of social commentary on the permanence of racism."Gospel," says Derrick Bell, "and particularly the gospel choir at its best, echoes the tempos of the soul searching for God's peace in the midst of a hostile world."Just like the songs of a gospel choir, the pieces in this book give voice to the hardships faced by African Americans. Through allegorical stories and fictional encounters, dreams, and dialogues, it presents fresh perspectives on the different issues that concern Blacks, such as the message of The Bell Curve, the Contract with America, the media's handling of Black men, and corporate greed's responsibility for today's rising "White rage" and subsequent "Black blame." Despite their tough subjects, however, these stories resound with laughter and compassion and a continuing theme of Christian love. Ultimately, like the gospel songs, they offer African Americans hope and direction as they travel the racist world they inhabit.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465024131
ISBN-10: 0465024130
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 9-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Ethical Ambition by Derrick Bell Ethical Ambition, Paperback (September 2003)

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Afrolantica Legacies by Derrick Bell Afrolantica Legacies, Hardback (September 1997)

American blacks set sail to the island to begin a new life, only to see it sink again before they can reach the shore. This book uses a fictional setting to outline some remedies for the problem of race relations between African Americans and white people in our society.

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Author Biography - Derrick Bell

Derrick Bell, a visiting professor at New York University Law School, was dismissed by Harvard University from his position as Weld Professor of Law for refusing to end his two-year leave through which he protested the absence of minority women on the law faculty. He is also the author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well, Confronting Authority, and And We Are Not Saved.

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