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Raising fences

a black man"s love story

by Michael Datcher

  • 233 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Journalists,
  • African American families,
  • American Poets,
  • Fatherless families,
  • Biography,
  • African American men,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Paternal deprivation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Datcher
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3554.A8236 R35 2002
    The Physical Object
    Pagination280 p. ;
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24945913M
    ISBN 101573223301
    ISBN 109781573223300
    OCLC/WorldCa50765173

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    Fences is a play by American playwright August in the s, it is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle".Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, Fences explores the evolving African American experience and examines race relations, among other play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best by: 2. Act 1 Act 1, Scene 1 Act One Scene One It is TROY and BONO enter the yard, engaged in conversation. TROY is fifty -three years old a large man with thick, heavy hands; it is this largeness that he strives to fill out and make an accommodation with. Together with his blackness, his largeness informs his sensibilities and the choices he.


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Like many young black men, Michael Datcher's childhood was marked by the gaping hole left by an absent father. Characters Rose Maxson Rose's name, like August Wilson's mother's name, Daisy, is the name of a flower.

Flowers, seeds and planting comprise a motif that Wilson uses in Fences to represent nurturing, loving, kindness, and care because of the parallel qualities these attributes share with all living things that need nurturing to grow or change. Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story by Michael Datcher Riverhead Books, $, MarchISBN "Epic" is an accurate description of Michael Datcher's accomplished memoir, Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story.

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The play begins in Troy Maxson and his friend Jim Bono share stories and a bottle of whiskey on a Friday night. Troy's wife, Rose, tells Troy that their son Cory is being recruited to play college football. Troy is disgusted with the idea.

Troy had once been a star in the Negro Leagues, but he was heartbroken by his barrier from the majors. Rose Maxson in Fences. Rose Maxson. Rose is Troy's ever-dutiful wife. As far as homemakers go, she'd put Martha Stewart to shame, and her cooking skills would make Rachel Ray blush. Rose is in some ways what you might expect of a s-era housewife.

She's always at home, cleaning or cooking. And, most important for a housewife of the time, she. Raising Fences: A Black Man’s Love Story. Memoir confronts the damage caused by fatherlessness; Today Show Book Club.In Raising Fences, Michael Datcher offers a view of young black men seldom seen in the media-men who long for loving, stable marriages, fatherhood, and homes in safe neighborhoods.

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[Michael Datcher] -- Alternating between flashbacks and real-time experiences, Datcher, a poet and journalist (Los Angeles Times, Washington Post), describes his childhood in inner-city Los Angeles as an adoptee.