Flyin' West

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  • Title: Flyin' West
  • Author: Pearl Cleage
  • ISBN: 9780822214656
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
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      Pearl Cleage

    About Author

    1. Pearl Cleage born December 7, 1948 is an African American author whose work, both fiction and non fiction, has been widely recognized Her novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day was a 1998 Oprah Book Club selection Cleage is known for her feminist views, particularly regarding her identity as an African American woman Cleage teaches drama at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.Pearl Cleage was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Doris Cleage n e Graham , a teacher, and the late civil rights activist Bishop Albert Cleage After backlash resulting from her father s radical teachings, the family moved to Detroit, Michigan, where Bishop Cleage became a prominent civil rights leader Cleage first attended Howard University in Washington, D.C in 1966 majoring in playwriting and dramatic literature However she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend Spelman College in 1969, where she eventually attained a bachelor s degree in drama in 1971 She then joined the Spelman faculty as a writer and playwright in residence and as a creative director Cleage has written many novels, plays, and non fiction works borrowing heavily from her life experiences Many of her novels are set in neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia.Cleage notably writes about topics at the intersection of sexism and racism, specifically on issues such as domestic violence and rape in the black community She has been a supporter of the Obama administration Cleage is an activist for AIDS and women s rights, experiences from which she draws from for her writings.In 1969, Cleage married Michael Lomax, an Atlanta politician and past president of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana They had a daughter, Deignan Njeri The marriage ended in divorce in 1979 In 1994, Cleage married Zaron Burnett, Jr, writer and director for the Just Us Theater Company She has four grandchildren.Cleage is a former Cosby Endowed Chair at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia She also speaks at colleges, universities, and conferences on topics including domestic violence, the citizen s role in a participatory democracy, and writing topics from


    Flyin' West Comment

    1. I had to read Flyin West and Blues for an Alabama Sky This is the first time I read Pearl Cleage s work and I am so in love with Cleage s writing and story telling I love how unique, witty, and over all fully developed each character is Blues for an Alabama Sky was my favorite I plan to read her other plays soon

    2. This thought provoking play takes place in Kansas where a black family has homesteaded after leaving the South following the Civil War They are looking for their own independence and freedom and this play graciously personalizes their attempts to deal with each other, their community and their dreams A story principally about the strength of Black women and their role as pioneers in the settlement of the west.

    3. Flyin west only read for school but overall an interesting play have to say I enjoyed the ending hope it doesn t make me a bad person.

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