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During this tumultuous period, Baraka wrote several plays, including Great Goodness of Life (A Coon Show) (1967), Madheart (1967), Slave Ship: A Historical Pageant (1967), The Death of Malcolm X (1969), Bloodrites (1970), Junkies Are Full of (Shhh…) (1970), and A Recent Killing (1973). While devoting much of his time to political concerns in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including his support of Kenneth Gibson’s successful 1970 bid to become Newark’s first black mayor, Baraka continued to work on several literary projects.
607. Szefel, Lisa. ” Callaloo 29, no. 2 (Spring 2006), pp. 560–586. Briscoe, Connie (Constance Briscoe) (1952– ) novelist Connie Briscoe writes about women facing challenges, most often in the modern world, but also in the past. Although born with a progressive form of hearing loss, Briscoe never let her disability hold her back. Like her characters, “I just adapted and plowed on,” she said. In 15 years, she published six popular novels, a novella, and a book of biographical profiles. C. Her parents, Leroy Fabian Briscoe and Alyce Redmond Briscoe, gave emotional support and encouragement to Connie and her younger sister, which fostered self-confidence.
Their daughter, who was born deaf, also underwent successful cochlear-implant surgery. “We want our daughter to have dreams and ambitions and the best possible chance of reaching them,” Briscoe declared. ” In 2009 Briscoe published Sisters and Husbands, a sequel to Sisters and Lovers. The new novel takes up the three sisters’ story 10 years later, when Beverly is engaged to marry. The failure of an older sister’s marriage causes her to question her course and the institution of marriage itself.
African-American Writers, Revised Edition by Philip Bader, Catherine Reef