Erotique Noire: Black Erotica

Paperback, 1992





Anchor Books; Doubleday (1992), Edition: 20th printing


"In this glorious, unprecedented anthology, Black writers celebrate Black sensuality. Between Ntozake Shange's "Fore/Play" and John A. Williams's "After Play" arranged into chapters such as "When the Spirits Come," "Movin' to the Beat," "Naughty, Nasty, and Nice," and "Taking the Plunge" - are a host of imaginative short stories, poems, essays, folktales, and letters. Always spicy, sometimes raunchy, often tender and touching, or just plain fun, Erotique Noire/Black Erotica is also a serious and intellectually exciting anthology of Black literature, including such authors as Audre Lorde, Marita Golden, Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Chester Himes, Trey Ellis, Calvin Hernton, and Barbara Chase-Riboud, among many, many others."--BOOK JACKET. "African, African-American, Latin-American, and Caribbean-American men and women, gay and straight - novelists, poets, essayists, and scholars - provide wealth of erotic delights ranging from the lyrical to the lascivious, from the provocative to the shockingly explicit. Challenging the traditional shibboleths that have surrounded the literary representation of Black physical desire and sexual pleasure, Erotique Noire/Black Erotica draws open the curtain to reveal an erotic emotional world rich in its imagery, passion, and sense of adventure."--BOOK JACKET. "Celebratory and bold, triumphant and heady, this collection reclaims the fullness of Black life. It is an extraordinary work of lasting valu for all lovers of litrature and, especially, the erotic."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)


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LibraryThing member CutestLilBookworm
Many of the stories were titillatingly erotic and sensual, however some were a bit too deep for me, lol.


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