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Paperback The Bull-Jean Stories Book

ISBN: 0965665917

ISBN13: 9780965665919

The Bull-Jean Stories

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Fiction. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Using traditional storytelling and nontraditional verse to chronicle the course of love returning in the lifetimes of one woman-loving-woman named bull-dog-jean, the bull-jeanstories give cultural documentation and social commentary on African-American herstory and survival. Set in the rural South of the 1920s, THE BULL-JEAN STORIES herald the spirit of African-American people. "BULL-JEAN STORIES by...

Customer Reviews

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A true masterpiece!

I echo the thoughts of the previous reviewers...I was taken back in time and felt Bull Jean as I read her story I longed for her to find her Mina! I cried at the end of the book. I'm a student as well as thespian and wish that one day I can bring Bull Jean alive on stage..This is a most have!

Bull- Jean Rules

I have had this book for several years and each time I reread a story I gain a new appreciation for this book. I want more of Bull-Jean.

More Fun Than A Movie

In the haze of a Michigan Women's Festival delerium, standing next to Sharon Bridgforth in a bookstall, I bought her book, along with any other lesbian book of poetry I thought I might like. I've since reread this book repeatedly, recommended it repeatedly, and offer this opinion: If you like women, if you like to laugh, if you like a heart-breaking, soul-warming story, buy this book. Buy 12 of them.

The Blues like they were meant to be sung!

Sharon Bridgforth is a conjurer. She captures the voices of folks on the pages of this book whose stories would otherwise be lost in the wind. I laughed out loud, big old belly laughs, and read the stories aloud to friends and family. This writer is a descendant of Langston Hughes and all the folks who tell stories on the corner, in the back of the church, in the beauty parlor and on the porch, looking at the sunset. Her deeply felt prose and poetry is redeeming. Thank you for one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had as a reader in recent memory!

In a nutshell the best poetry i have read in the last 10 yrs

the openess to love that bulljean expresses and the ability to bounce back once a love is gone is so present in us all. I felt bulljean, when she tells Mina-Mina be my woman. Madam Bridgeforth has brought back the power of love to poetry and she didn't have to be political about.
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