The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Author:Ernest J. Gaines This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaiones has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faultner's Dilsey in "the Sound and the Fury." Miss Jane Pitt... more »man, like Dilsey, has "endured," has seen almost everything and foretold the rest.« less
Through Miss Jane Pittman's autobiography I was able to get the general sweep of history encompassing freedom for African Americans. Excellent portrait of a black woman whose spirit overcomes the devastation of the many losses and subsequent heartaches dealt out to many blacks for over 100 years. Another book hard to put down.