Table of contents for Mending the world : stories of family by contemporary Black writers / edited by Rosemarie Robotham.

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Preface: Great Expectations Maya Angelou                  ix
Foreword: Reflections on Family Pearl Cleage             xiii
Introduction: Making Up the Truth Rosemarie Robotham     xvii
Rachel * Tina McElroy Ansa                                 3
The Circling Hand * Jamaica Kincaid                      20
The Driving Lesson  Gerald Early                        35
Holy Cross Hospital * Toi Derricotte                     42
Bright Thursdays . Olive Senior                          46
The Myth of Music - Rachel M. Harper                     64
Ocean * Shay Youngblood                                  69
The Book of the Dead * Edwidge Danticat                   85
Show Business Martha Southgate                            98
A Son in Shadow * Fred D'Aguiar                          111
On Earth * Jacqueline Woodson                            128
Three Sonnetsfor Mister Kent * Kendel Hippolyte          137


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Short stories, American African American authors, African American families Fiction, African Americans Fiction, Families, Black Fiction, Domestic fiction, American