Aquarius Press/Willow Books has just reissued James E. Cherry's collection of short fiction, Still A Man and Other Stories.
From the publisher:
In fluid prose, the stories in this remarkably mature collection chronicle an African American experience in the New South that is both rich and complex. Oftentimes, James Cherry's characters deal with the tragic and crippling—still there is humanity in the way he navigates each story plot without agenda or apology. Imbued with the complexities of the vernacular tradition, STILL A MAN is a beautiful exposition on what it means to be Black, Southern and Human. It is fearlessly honest while depicting economic class, violence and love in all their myriad forms.Praise for the stories:
“This is art the way it’s supposed to be. These stories are leavened with a wisdom that makes literature the power that it is and its characters will haunt both the culture and your imagination. Cherry is a master of the word, providing light in darkness, dropping knowledge and taking no prisoners.“ --Arthur Flowers-----------
James E Cherry is the author of three volumes of poetry and two novels, including Edge of the Wind. He earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. He was a nominee for an NAACP Image Award, a Lillian Smith Book Award, and a Next Generation Indie Book Award.
• Short story collections by black writers, 2000 - 2019