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. Winner of two Lambda Literary Awards! Originally published in 1997, this 2009 revised edition of does your mama know? adds 17 new stories. Booksellers, please note the new ISBN. 



Lisa C. Moore 2015 Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes award-winning 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. Moore was also board co-president of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization for LGBTQ writers of African descent.

[Photo © 2015 by Shaan Michael Wade.]


383 pp.

© 2009 by Lisa C. Moore
Cover art, design copyright © 1997 by Kamela Eaton

ISBN-10: 0-9786251-6-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-9786251-6-0

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