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Black love matters : real talk on romance, being seen, and happily ever afters / edited by Jessica P. Pryde.

Pryde, Jessica P. (editor.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593335772
  • ISBN: 0593335775
  • Physical Description: print
    xix, 262 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-262).
Formatted Contents Note: A short history of an African American romance / by Beverly Jenkins -- Imprint / by Allie Parker -- I'm rooting for everyone Black : Black solidarity, Black world-building, and Black love / by Carole V. Bell -- Finding queer Black women in romance. Finding bits and pieces of me / by Nicole M. Jackson -- Writing in the gaps: black Latinx in romance / by Adriana Herrera -- How a Black author found her romance history / by Margo Hendricks -- Food of love / Jasmine Guillory -- Black cultural studies and Black love : why Black love matters / by Julie E, Moody Freeman -- Please, sir, can I have some more : how bread crumbs of queer characters in entertainment helped me establish my own sense of self / by Kosoko Jackson -- In search of the Black historical hottie hero : the sad situation of the Black hero in historical romance / by Piper Huguley -- Interracial romance and the single story / by Jessica P. Pryde -- Romance has broken my dichotomous key / by Sarah Hannah Gómez -- (Black) love is...(Black) love ain't / by Da'Shaun Harrison -- Black Indie romance / by Christina C. Jones.
Summary, etc.: "An incisive, intersectional essay anthology that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators, edited by Book Riot columnist and librarian Jessica Pryde. Romantic love has been one of the most essential elements of storytelling for centuries. But for Black people in the United States and across the diaspora, it hasn't often been easy to find Black romance joyfully showcased in entertainment media. In this collection, revered authors and sparkling newcomers, librarians and academicians, and avid readers and reviewers consider the mirrors and windows into Black love as it is depicted in the novels, television shows, and films that have shaped their own stories. Whether personal reflection or cultural commentary, these essays delve into Black love now and in the past, including topics such as the history of Black romance, social justice and the Black community, and the meaning of desire and desirability. Exploring the multifaceted ways love is seen-and the ways it isn't-this diverse array of Black voices collectively shines a light on the power of crafting happy endings for Black lovers. Jessica Pryde is joined by Carole V. Bell, Sarah Hannah Gómez, Jasmine Guillory, Da'Shaun L. Harrison, Margo Hendricks, Adriana Herrera, Piper Huguley, Kosoko Jackson, Nicole M. Jackson, Beverly Jenkins, Christina C. Jones, Julie Moody-Freeman, and Allie Parker in this collection"--
Subject: Romance fiction, American History and criticism
American fiction African American authors History and criticism
Love in literature
African Americans in literature
Genre: Essays.
Literary criticism.
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