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Golden, Marita

Overview
Works: 37 works in 183 publications in 1 language and 12,007 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Domestic fiction  Short stories, American  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O3593, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marita Golden
Gumbo : a celebration of African American writing( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short fiction features contributions by such authors as Edwidge Danticat, Eric Jerome Dickey, Kenji Jasper, John Edgar Wideman, E. Lynn Harris, Terry McMillan, Marita Golden, David Anthony Durham, and Bertice Berry
Long distance life by Marita Golden( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the domestic life of four generations of a Black American family
Skin deep : Black women & White women write about race( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories in "Skin deep" explore a wide spectrum of racial issues between black and white women, from self-identity and competition to childrearing and friendship. Eudora Welty contributes a bittersweet story of a one-hundred-year-old black woman whose spirit is as determined and strong as anything in nature
Wild women don't wear no blues : Black women writers on love, men, and sex by Marita Golden( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays exploring the contemporary Black female psyche, of "what happens when you ask a Black woman to think, not in passing, but long and hard, about love, men and sex."
And do remember me by Marita Golden( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessie flees from her oppressive home into the heat of Mississippi's "Freedom Summer," where she champions for civil rights and finds a lifelong friend in Macon, a woman who supports her through years of triumph and turmoil
The edge of heaven by Marita Golden( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black family disintegrates after the mother, an accountant, begins outshining her husband, an artist. The fights become more frequent, the couple split and the wife hits the bottle. More fights follow, these with her daughters, one of whom is accidentally killed, and the mother goes to jail. The story is told in part by the surviving daughter, a law student. By the author of Do Remember Me
After : a novel by Marita Golden( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After mistakenly shooting the son of an affluent black family during a routine traffic stop, black police officer Carson Blake struggles to cope with his feelings of shame, family discord, drinking bouts, and alienation from his colleagues as he works to put his life back together
A woman's place by Marita Golden( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word : Black writers talk about the transformative power of reading and writing : interviews by Marita Golden( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these thirteen strikingly candid interviews, bestselling authors, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, and writers picked by Oprah's Book Club discuss how the acts of reading and writing have deeply affected their lives by expanding the conceptual borders of their communities and broadening their sense of self."--Back cover
The complete fiction of Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A light-skinned beauty who spends years passing for white finds herself dangerously drawn to an old friend's Harlem neighborhood. A restless young mulatto tries desperately to find a comfortable place in a world in which she sees herself as a perpetual outsider. A mother's confrontation with tragedy tests her loyalty to her race." "The gifted Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen wrote compelling dramas about the black middle class that featured sensitive, spirited heroines struggling to find a place where they belonged. Passing, Larsen's best known work, is a disturbing story about the unraveling lives of two childhood friends, one of whom turns her back on her past and marries a white bigot. Just as disquieting is the portrait in Quicksand of Helga Crane, half black and half white, who can't escape her loneliness no matter where and with whom she lives. Race and marriage offer few securities here or in the other stories in a collection that is compellingly readable, rich in psychological complexity, and imbued with a sense of place that brings Harlem vibrantly to life."--Jacket
The wide circumference of love : a novel by Marita Golden( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer's disease. You just can't plan for this kind of thing. Diane Tate certainly hasn't. She never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As a respected family court judge, she's spent her life making tough calls, but when her sixty-eight-year-old husband's health worsens and Diane is forced to move him into an assisted living facility, it seems her world is spinning out of control. As Gregory's memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children must reexamine their connection to the man he once was-and learn to love the man he has become ..."--
A miracle every day : triumph and transformation in the lives of single mothers by Marita Golden( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Miracle Every Day takes an illuminating and intimate look at flourishing single-mother families
It's all love : black writers on soul mates, family, and friends( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In It's All Love, Black writers celebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its many forms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred. Editor Marita Golden recounts the morning she woke up certain that she would meet her soul mate in "My Own Happy Ending"; memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts, in a piece he calls "Learning the Name Dad," writes stirringly about serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the better; New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best in the delicate, touching "Missing You"; award-winning author David Anthony Durham enraptures readers with his "An Act of Faith"; New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks is both funny and wise in her beautiful essay on discovering love as a child, "Two Cents and a Question." And the poetry of love is here, too'from Gwendolyn Brooks's classic "Black Wedding Song" to works by Nikki Giovanni, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kwame Alexander. It's All Love is a dazzling, delightfully diverse exploration of the wonderful gift of love
It's all love : black writers on soul mates, family and friends( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black writers celebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its many forms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred
After by Marita Golden( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American police officer and family man Carson Blake pulls over a young black man for speeding. When the man reaches for his cell phone, Carson thinks he's going for a weapon and shoots to kill. Now a promising life has been snuffed out, and Carson must begin a painful journey toward redemption
Beyond the dream V : a celebration of Black history : the writers, the stories, the legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live, interactive satellite videoconference featureing prominent African American writers. It focuses on the impact of African American literature as it pertains to American culture and life. Examines the evolution of stories and the importance of storytelling for the understanding and preservation of culture and heritage
The autobiography of Malcolm X( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is an American classic not only for its compelling story, but also for its uncompromising expression of the pain, anger, and violence of black life in a white America. Featuring powerful dramatizations, this program scrutinizes both the book and the life of Malcolm X himself. Michael Eric Dyson, Attallah Shabazz (Malcolm's daughter), Rodnell Collins (Malcolm's nephew), Marita Golden and others provide insights into the making of one of the most charismatic leaders of the 20th century
Gumbo : a celebration of African American writers by E. Lynn Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary rent party to benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction, with selections to savor from bestselling authors as well as talented rising stars. Not since Terry McMillan?s Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. A stellar collection of works from more than fifty hot names in fiction, Gumbo represents remarkable synergy. Edited by bestselling luminaries Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, this collection spans new and previously published tales of love and luck, inspiration and violation, hip new worlds and hallowed heritage from voices such as:? Edwidge Danticat? Eric Jerome Dickey? Kenji Jasper? John Edgar Wideman? Terry McMillan? David Anthony Durham? Bertice Berry?and many, many moreAlso featuring original stories by Golden and Harris themselves, Gumbo heralds the debut of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards for Published Black Writers (scheduled for October 2002), and all advances and royalties from the book will support the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Combining authors with a variety of flavorful writing, Gumbo will have readers clamoring for second helpings. From the Trade Paperback edition
Migrations of the heart by Marita Golden( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished author and television executive Marita Golden writes movingly about her life -- first as a black activist in the sixties in her hometown Washington, D.C., then as a journalism student in New York. In those turbulent years, she gained a profound understanding of what it means to be black in America. While studying in America, she met Femi, an African man. They fell in love and she journeyed to Nigeria to become his wife. In Africa, plunged into a culture so very different from her own, but one she felt she should understand, Marita Golden learned about both her own new sprawling Nigerian family and Nigeria's large American community. But Femi, once her strength, began to insist she fit herself into the strict mold of his society and assume the submissive role of a Nigerian wife. In her new, strange surroundings, Marita Golden discovered that home is not simply a destination, but rather something you must carry always inside you. "A marvelous journey ... powerful imagery ... distinctly drawn characters come alive, events pulsate with energy."--The Washington Post Book World From the Paperback edition
Don't play in the sun : one woman's journey through the color complex by Marita Golden( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role colour plays among African Americans is told. Experiences are discussed from the view of the ten years old Marita Golden, her life during high school, her black power college days, as a young married women in Africa, as a college professor and as an author
 
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Alternative Names
Marita Golden American writer

Marita Golden écrivaine américaine

Marita Golden escritora estadounidense

Марита Голден

Languages
English (170)

Covers
Long distance lifeSkin deep : Black women & White women write about raceWild women don't wear no blues : Black women writers on love, men, and sexAnd do remember meThe edge of heavenAfter : a novelA woman's placeThe word : Black writers talk about the transformative power of reading and writing : interviews