Stephen Earley Jordan II's Beyond Bougie transcends race with dynamic creative nonfiction, essays and poetry. Many selections challenge modern perceptions of race, class, and gender, such as ...On Male Self-Image, an essay revealing eating disorders and narcissism as male disorders, and How it Feels to be a Vanderbilt, a brief account of material slavery to name brand clothing. Other selections, such as Why (K)not? and Bukkake: A Love Story, capture the macabre vulnerability rooted in all humans through true tales of extreme dominance, subservience and betrayal. In Let's Keep This on the Downlow, Jordan explores the preconceived theory that the phenomenon of gay males being married to women is not just a Black issue, but is portrayed as such by the media in order to effeminize the Black male because society is intimidated by him. Beyond Bougie is a call to action, requesting that none of us ever accept less than our full potential.For some odd reason, last night we were talking about how the ASPCA came into a Brooklyn home, and took away many pit bull puppies from the owner. S. didna#39;t understand why. I told S. there must have been something sincerely wrong.
|Author||:||Stephen Earley Jordan, II|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2006-05-01|