The Bluelight Corner

Black Women Writing on Passion, Sex, and Romantic Love

Publisher: Broadway Books
A collection of the very best writing by African-American women, The Bluelight Corner explores and reveals all the rich and varied dimensions of Black women's romantic lives. A dramatic, touching, lively, erotic, tender, tragic, fierce, bawdy, heartfelt, and utterly surprising collection of voices, this is a one-of-a-kind gem of fiction and memoir.


From "Secret Pleasures"
An Excerpt From the Memoir Bone Black by Bell Hooks

Masturbation is something she has never heard anyone talk about girls doing.
Like so many spaces of fun and privilege in their world, it is reserved for
the boy child--the one whose growing passion for...
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"An exhilarating anthology of sisters--from familiar stars like Alice Walker to bright new lights like Carla Richmond--expressing the strength and fragility of our love and relationships."
--Essence, January 1999