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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
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 »
ISBN: 65304
Pages: 246
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Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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.


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