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“URBAN IMPROVISATIONS”

BAILEY - LINDSAY - SMITH

“Alternative
African American
Expressions”

Short Stories, Essays and Poetry

How do black men and women achieve intimacy in the club life? Can a vibrant, attractive black woman on the "plus" side find self-actualization? What does a line dance mean to black women when it is exploited to extreme limits?

What does love between a Black man and a Black woman mean in postmodern America? How does a black man express affection to a black woman in a society that views all that is distinctly African American as passé – all but the commercial use of the word "Nigger"?

What does interracial relationship mean to lovers in competitive corporate America? What does the love of the ancestors mean to a drug addict? What mark does the history of sexual exploitation on leave on a young black couple seeking their own private little niche?


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the authors

BAILEY
LINDSAY
SMITH