Sissie: A Novel by John A. Williams

By John A. Williams

The robust tale of a colourful African American kin torn aside by way of internal turmoil and the injustices perpetrated via a racist society

Sissie Joplin is death, and her surviving little ones have come to assert goodbye. Estranged from their mom for years, Iris and Ralph have either accomplished success—Iris as a jazz singer in Europe and Ralph as a playwright—but the soreness in their early life continues to be perpetually alive of their memories.
Sissie, too, recollects: the sour struggles and the devastating tragedies; the indignities, cruelties, and deprivations visited upon a strong-willed black woman—and at the as soon as proud males in her existence eventually defeated by means of a white society that every now and then appeared dedicated to their destruction. Sissie was once no longer constantly clever or reasonable, and her activities usually did extra damage than reliable, yet she survived. And now, on the finish of her existence, it's time for a reckoning—and one final chance to heal.
A powerfully affecting relations saga and a provocative indictment of racism in the US, Sissie is an impressive success by means of John A. Williams, the award-winning writer heralded via Ishmael Reed as “the most sensible African American author of the century.”

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