Just Above My Head

hairs of my body itching, tingling, one by one, her mouth against my navel, against the hairs of my groin, ... through the crack of my ass and up my spine, electrifying my shoulder blades and the nape of my neck and the top of my head, ...

Just Above My Head

This is the ficional story of the great gospel singer Arthur Montana. Arthur was found dead in the basement of a London pub at the age of thirty-nine, yet he lives on in this memoir. Written by Hall, his brother and manager, it is in part a subtle and moving study of the treacherous ebb and flow of memory. Set against a vividly drawn background of the civil rights movement of the sixties, Just Above My Head explores how Arthur discovers his love for Jimmy - 'with his smile like a lantern and a voice like Saturday nights' - and portrays how profoundly racial politics can shape the private business of love.

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Just Above My Head
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: James Baldwin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-10-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

This is the ficional story of the great gospel singer Arthur Montana. Arthur was found dead in the basement of a London pub at the age of thirty-nine, yet he lives on in this memoir. Written by Hall, his brother and manager, it is in part a subtle and moving
Just Above My Head
Language: en
Pages: 584
Authors: James Baldwin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Delta

Love and courage bind three extraordinary people--a former child evangelist, a famous gospel singer, and the latter's manager-brother--as they shape and are shaped by the events of the past three decades.
James Baldwin
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Jules B. Farber
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-01 - Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

Books about James Baldwin
Black Ephemera
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Mark Anthony Neal
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-08 - Publisher: NYU Press

"Black Ephemera explores the crisis and the challenge of the Black Musical archive in a moment when Black American culture has become a global import, yet the cultural DNA of that culture is becoming obscured in the transformation from analog to digital"--
Me and My House
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Magdalena J. Zaborowska
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-06 - Publisher: Duke University Press

The last sixteen years of James Baldwin's life (1971–87) unfolded in a village in the South of France, in a sprawling house nicknamed “Chez Baldwin.” In Me and My House Magdalena J. Zaborowska employs Baldwin’s home space as a lens through which to expand his biography and explore the politics