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Push

By: Sapphire

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1996

Seller ID: 2201786

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light crease on front corner. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 139, [38] pp. Now a major motion picture. Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it ... View more info

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American Dreams

By: Sapphire

Price: $20.00

Publisher: High Risk Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282434

ISBN: 1852423277

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 175 pp. Author's second book. One of New York's most popular performance poets, Sapphire explores the raw edges that constitute urban life. In this collection, her poems have been inspired by incidents of violence, crime in Central Park and spiritual renewal after addiction. View more info

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Black Wings and Blind Angels: Poems

By: Sapphire

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282435

ISBN: 0679446303

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated 10/1/99 by author with heart doodle and no inscription. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 129 pp. Alive with the emotional honesty and intellectual force for which Sapphire has been admired as both a writer and a performance artist, these forty-seven poems take us into America's past and present, bearing testimony to the black experience in a country fragmented by war, racism, and urban and domestic violence. They tell the story of a search for the complicated spiritual path back to one's roots, a story of fami... View more info

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Push: A Novel

By: Sapphire

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282436

ISBN: 0679446265

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Author's first novel. Inspiration for the Academy Award winning film Precious. An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and ... View more info