Honey, Hush!

An Anthology of African American Women's Humor

Daryl Cumber Dance (Editor)

With a Foreword by Nikki Giovanni

Overview | Inside the Book

The vibrant humor of African American women is celebrated in this bold and unique collection that the Miami Herald describes as "breathtakingly broad and deep."

In this "dazzling anthology" (Publishers Weekly), Daryl Cumber Dance has collected the often hard-hitting, sometimes risqué, always dramatic humor that arises from the depth of black women's souls and the breadth of their lives. The eloquent wit and laughter of African American women are presented here in all their written and spoken manifestations: autobiographies, novels, essays, poems, speeches, comic routines, proverbial sayings, cartoons, mimeographed sheets, and folk tales. The chapters proceed thematically, covering the church, love, civil rights, motherly advice, and much more.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • November 1998
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31818-0
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 720 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Dance leavens this mixture of humorous work by well-known authors such as novelist April Sinclair and poet Maya Angelou with a sprinkling of salty proverbs. . . . The result makes for many hours of enjoyable reading on subjects from O. J. to rum cake.” — Newsday

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