Conversate is Not a Word

Conversate is Not a Word

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Many black men--from Bill Cosby to Michael Eric Dyson--have spoken out about African American society. But where are the voices of the women, especially the young, funny, witty, sarcastic ones? Jam Donaldson offers food for thought, encouraging people to improve their lives as well as the culture overall. Weaving her own warring viewpoints into the discussion, Donaldson provides not only comic relief but a window into the complex, contradictory perspectives existing within every member of the black community.My neighborhood has a couple of liquor stores, and when I go in to buy, uhhhh, a€œ potato chips, a€ the lottery line is often to the back of the store. And these folks ... I once saw a woman buy $60 worth of scratch-off tickets. ... However, it just makes no damn sense. ... a€œI dona#39;t know what theya#39;re gonna do with my money, a€ they say.

Title:Conversate is Not a Word
Author:Jam Donaldson
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2010


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