The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel Audio CD – Unabridged, July 27, 2021
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An audacious, mellifluous love song to an African American family...Jeffers' lyrical cadences shimmer...Not to be missed.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
Prepare to be wholly engrossed...Jeffers celebrates Black women not as saints or saviors but brilliant survivors who embody joy and genius along with their history.-- "The Observer (London)"
Three talented narrators transport listeners with this absorbing novel...Narrator Adenrele Ojo could teach a master class in narration with her flawless portrayals...Karen Chilton's precise and skillful performance guides listeners through the histories of Ailey's ancestors...Pronouncements of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, delivered with appropriate measure and gravitas by Prentice Onayemi. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.-- "AudioFile"
In Jeffers's deft hands, the story of race and love in America becomes the great American novel.-- "Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red at the Bone"
About the Author
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is a fiction writer, poet, and essayist. She is the author of five poetry collections, including the 2020 National Book Award-longlisted collection The Age of Phillis. She was a contributor to The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, edited by Jesmyn Ward, and has been published in the Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, and other literary publications. Jeffers was elected into the American Antiquarian Society, whose members include fourteen U.S. presidents, and is Critic at Large for the Kenyon Review. She teaches creative writing and literature at University of Oklahoma.
- Publisher : HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (July 27, 2021)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1665096128
- ISBN-13 : 978-1665096126
- Item Weight : 8.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 7.5 inches
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