[Item #63518] Green Ghetto. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Herbert F. BROKERING, Noemi WEYGANT, poems, photographs.

Green Ghetto

Collegeville, MN: Saint John's University Press, 1972. First Edition. First Printing. Quarto (26.25cm); mustard yellow boards, with titles stamped in teal on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [7],8-78,[2]pp. illus. Two tiny indentations to lower board edges, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with some trivial wear to extremities, and a faint crease toward upper inch of spine panel. Collaborative work between a Lutheran minister (Brokering) and a Benedictine nun (Weygant), whose poems and photographs pay tribute to the men, women, and children living in Minnesota's low-income African American neighborhoods. "Green Ghetto. That's a funny name for a book of poems and pictures showing mostly people who are black. But then green is the color of hope, they say, and that's what this book is all about. And hope is the need of every ghetto – rich or poor, working or unemployed, black or white" (from the foreword). A well-preserved copy of a cheaply manufactured volume.

Price: $150.00

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