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The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities Paperback – 18 Jan 2001

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  • Paperback: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Publications Inc (18 Jan. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555835643
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555835644
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,702,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Does homosexuality remain the greatest taboo in black culture? This work compiles 28 essays from academics writers of all ethnic heritages, genders, and sexualities, that explore this issue and examine the volatile relationships between black gay men and lesbians and others of their race.

From the Author

" The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality In Black Communities has won the Lambda Literary Award for best Non Fiction Anthology 2001 at the 14th Annual Lambda event that celebrates excellence in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender literature.

The winners were announced at a celebrity packed gala event at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City May, 2002. Margaret Cho was also honoured with the Lambda Literary Foundation's Bridge Builder Award. Performance poet Emanuel Xavier presided as emcee.

" I had no idea that the book was going to be nominated let alone win, but I am glad that it has. I didn't expect to win but at least the book and the contribution of all the authors have been acknowledged and given the recognition they deserve. Without their efforts this book would not have been possible"

In fact it is the contributors and the editors at Alyson that made the book I just helped put things together and get it out there in the public domain" said British born Constantine-Simms.

When asked what other projects he had up his sleeve Constantine-Said " I am currently finishing of The Greatest Taboo Volume Two with Kheven Lagrone: which should finished at the end of the year. This book will be a lot more controversial than the last edition. No publication date has been set for now. I am also in the latter stages of my pet project " Hitler Forgotten Victims: The Black Experience In Nazi Germany. I have already been approached by a well known New York based media organisations who want to use the manuscript for a film"

British Born Constantine-Simms is a freelance journalist currently based in Long Island New York but divides his time equally between the USA and London England .

Micheal Barnet Ph.D
Florida International University (USA)

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