does your mama know?
ed. by Lisa C. Moore
By turns funny, passionate, angry and joyous, does your mama know? reflects the complexity of emotions that accompany a black lesbian’s coming out. These short stories, poems, interviews and essays—fiction and nonfiction—make up a powerful collection of original and new writing. Originally published in 1997, this 2009 revised edition of does your mama know? adds 17 new stories. Booksellers, please note the new ISBN.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes work celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Moore is the editor of does your mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories, co-editor of Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity, and co-editor, co-compiler and co-publisher (with Vintage Entity Press) of Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBTQ Books. She is executive producer and writer of the Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project, a feature-length documentary honoring the legacy of black lesbian elders. Moore is board president of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization for LGBT writers of African descent.
[Photo © 2009 by Michael-Christopher.]
© 2009 by Lisa C. Moore
Cover art, design copyright © 1997 by Kamela Eaton
Read an excerpt below.