We Flew Over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold by Faith RinggoldWe Flew Over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold by Faith Ringgold

We Flew Over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold

byFaith Ringgold

Paperback | February 1, 2005

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In "We Flew over the Bridge," one of the country's preeminent African American artists--and award-winning children's book authors--shares the fascinating story of her life. Faith Ringgold's artworks--startling "story quilts," politically charged paintings, and more--hang in the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and other major museums around the world, as well as in the private collections of Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Her children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Book "Tar Beach," have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. But Ringgold's path to success has not been easy. In this gorgeously illustrated memoir, she looks back and shares the story of her struggles, growth, and triumphs. Ringgold recollects how she had to surmount a wall of prejudices as she worked to refine her artistic vision and raise a family. At the same time, the story she tells is one of warm family memories and sustaining friendships, community involvement, and hope for the future.
Title:We Flew Over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith RinggoldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 0.66 × 7.62 × 9.06 inPublished:February 1, 2005Publisher:Duke University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0822335646

ISBN - 13:9780822335641

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"A memoir is revealing on two levels: since it's selective remembering, what the author chooses to tell us about herself ends up telling us something additional. WE FLEW OVER THE BRIDGE is candid, sometimes humorous, sometimes bordering on bitter, and almost quilt-like as she pieces together a wide range of topics, from the intensely personal to political and professional. Harlem at the close of the Renaissance, the art world's resistance to nonwhite artists, Black Power's resistance to feminism, combining marital life and parenthood with a career - all are viewed through her unique lens." --Gerri Gribi, "AfroAmericanHeritage.com"