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Still Life in Harlem

I felt that I was walking among the ghosts of Harlem's past, that I was coming here as they had come here, as Langston Hughes had come and Duke Ellington had come, as they all had come: the washerwoman and the seamstress; the heiress and the showgirl; the hard-laboring man and the vagrant; the high and mighty, the lowly and disregarded; the leaders and the followers; artists and intellectuals -- coming home, coming to find peace, coming to gain in Harlem a sense of self and a new way of defining oneself, blackness, black culture, black awareness, that was independent of the white world's limiting influence and strictures and prying eyes. Here they and we and I could live completely within ourselves, in a world all black, all our own and of our own making.
-- Eddy Harris, Still Life in Harlem

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bulletStill Life in Harlem, Hardcover, Henry Holt & Co., Nov. 1, 1996, ISBN 0805048510
bulletStill Life in Harlem, Paperback, Owl Publishing (Henry Holt), Sept. 1, 1997, ISBN 0805048529
bulletHarlem, French Edition, Hardcover, Liana Levi, April 2000, ISBN 2867462444
bulletHarlem: Domaine Etranger, French Edition, Paperback, Jan. 3,  2002, ISBN 2264032162
bulletHarlem, French Edition, Paperback, May 10, 2007, ISBN-10 2867464501, ISBN-13 978-2867464508