Three Generations of Black Women in Motion
by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Publication Date: Jan 13, 2013
List Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback, 196 pages
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Parent Company: Unitarian Universalist Association
Originally Published in 1998 (Beacon)
A Creative nonfiction memoir about the lives and loves of three generations of American American women.
“Some say our story begins in the middle of an ocean, in the belly of a monster, at the mercy of demons. Others say that we began with a hammer and a nail; that we laid our bodies down and raised cities along our spines. But I say it goes deeper than that, deeper than cotton fields and human cargoes, the thick and heavy links of a history we’re constantly trying to break, to desire. The urge that stirs you in the middle of the night, grabs you by the spine and jerks your head upright. The story begins here, when we realize that we are no longer asleep, and the beat of our hearts sounds just like the beat of a faraway drum. And it is at this moment of unrest, when our hearts refuse to allow us to he still, that we realize what we must do, which is to gather ourselves up and move.”
Girl in the Mirror is the story of the lives, loves and migrations of three generations of American American women: a grandmother, mother and daughter-on a journey in search of self.