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   Hokum
An Anthology of African-American Humor
by Paul Beatty, Editor
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Categories: Humor | Race Relations
Code: 3056 |  ISBN: 1596911484 |  468 pp. |  Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
"The partially eaten watermelon slice that graces the cover of Hokum, Paul Beatty's anthology of African-American humor, suggests a smile, but a lot of people aren't laughing. Media outlets have already canceled interviews with Beatty, and an editor at an African-American glossy castigated his publisher for the image. "It was like I was a Klansman attending their Martin Luther King celebration," says Beatty, 43, referring to a King holiday speaking engagement that was called off." ? from Black Humor By Brett Johnson, TimeOut
Indigo's Comments
Paul Beatty is one of our best young writer's today. He has a way of taking a very serious subject and allow you to laugh through the pain ? a very rare talent. It doesn't suprise me that he's getting flack for his work. I personally think that must mean he's doing his job right! ?jenn

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Struggling to be the change I want to see in the world
Posted: Nov 30, -1 - 12:00 AM

From the Bookshelf: what's on my bedside table
This is a wonderful collection of tales that has that special "Paul Beatty" icy sense of humor. If you get that the Blues is supposed to be funny, you'll get this collection. I'm taking my time reading this beacuse laughing through tears sometimes gets to me.


“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
—Mahatma Gandhi