Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Bluestreak series.
Written by Jones when she was just 26, and bought by Toni Morrison when she began working as an editor at Random House, Corregidora contains some of the best sex writing I’ve ever encountered, describing in vivid detail all of the ways that sex can entrap and harass us. It is also a harrowing depiction of the ways that the human body contains not just our personal lives but the history of our nations and their policies.— Madeleine
Here is Gayl Jones's classic novel, the tale of blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the nineteenth-century slave master who fathered both her grandmother and mother.
About the Author
Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University; she has taught at Wellesley and the University of Michigan. Her books include Corregidora, Eva's Man, White Rat, Song for Anninho, and Liberating Voices: Oral Tradition in African American Literature.
Corregidora is the most brutally honest and painful revelation of what has occurred, and is occurring, in the souls of Black men and women. -James Baldwin