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Native in a Strange Land

(1996)
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In this collection of articles, essays, interviews and columns, Wanda Coleman, Los Angeles' noted satirist, poet, and journalist, recounts three decades of the growth of her city and herself. Gleaned from the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, The Free Press and other publications, Coleman says that these pieces offer "a tour through the restless emotional topography of Los Angeles as glimpsed through the scattered fragments of my living memory."

We find the author--who is African-American, laboring as waitress, bartender, editor of a sleazy men's magazine--caught up in militant revolutionary politics and witnessing even more violent social upheaval in the form of the Watts and Rodney King riots.

While Coleman's life has been one of unique accomplishment, Publisher's Weekly notes, "Her extraordinary eye for detail and personal perspective universalizes her experience and makes her observations both trenchant and reliable." In short, this book is a must-read for any student of the American condition.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: Native in a Strange Land: Trials & Tremors
Author(s): Wanda Coleman
ISBN: 1-57423-024-7 / 978-1-57423-024-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1996 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Native in a Strange Land: Trials & Tremors
Author(s): Wanda Coleman
ISBN: 1-57423-023-9 / 978-1-57423-023-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 1996 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Native in a Strange Land: Trials & Tremors
Author(s): Wanda Coleman
ISBN: 1-57423-022-0 / 978-1-57423-022-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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