By John A. Williams
Sissie Joplin is loss of life, and her surviving young children have come to claim 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 ache in their early life is still endlessly 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 way of a white society that every now and then appeared dedicated to their destruction. Sissie was once now not continually clever or reasonable, and her activities usually did extra damage than solid, 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 kin saga and a provocative indictment of racism in the USA, Sissie is an impressive fulfillment through John A. Williams, the award-winning writer heralded by way of Ishmael Reed as “the top African American author of the century.”
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