A Detroit Anthology


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"A Detroit Anthology" edited by Anna Clark

A Detroit Anthology is a collection of Detroit stories for Detroiters told by longtime residents and newcomers; activists, workers, teachers, artists, healers, and students. Because while Detroit has always been rich in stories, too often those stories are told back to the city by outsiders looking in, believing they can explain Detroit back to itself.

 As editor Anna Clark writes in the introduction, These are the stories we tell each other over late nights at the pub and long afternoons on the porch. We share them in coffee shops, at church social hours, in living rooms, and while waiting for the bus. These are stories full of nodding asides and knowing laughs. These are stories addressed to the rhetorical you with the ratcheted up language that comes with it and these are stories that took real legwork to investigate. ... You will not find 'positive' stories about Detroit in this collection, or 'negative' ones. But you will find true stories.

Featuring essays, photographs, art, and poetry by Grace Lee Boggs, John Carlisle, Desiree Cooper, dream hampton, Steve Hughes, Jamaal May, Tracie McMillan, Marsha Music, Shaka Senghor, Thomas J. Sugrue, and many others.

Paperback: 240 Pages