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Nelson George


Night Work
2003

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Nelson George is the author of six novels and nine nonfiction books on African American culture. He has received two ASCAP-Deems Taylor awards, a Grammy Award, and has been a finalist twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has produced television programs for BET, VH1, and HBO, including the award-winning film Life Support, which he wrote and directed and is based on his sisterís life.

Find Nelson George on the web: www.nelsongeorge.com

I didn't really have a sense of how much the loss of my mother, and the absence of my mother...would factor into my own experience as a parent. And as I continued mothering my girls, who are now 8 and 4, I began to see the ways in which this past experience was affecting my present-day behavior.

- Hope Edelman
Motherless Mothers


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