Bridgett M. Davis - The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

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Davis’s story starts in 1958 when her mother, the eponymous Fannie, borrowed $100 to start an underground numbers racket. She ran the illegal business from her Detroit apartment for more than thirty years, using the proceeds to support her five children and give them a loving, joyful home in conditions that made that difficult. As Davis recounts in her vivid memoir, 1960s and ‘70s Detroit was a place of profound unrest. Yet her mother protected her children, sent them to top schools, and, most of all, served as a role model for high standards, hard work, and fierce devotion to the things that matter. Davis, a novelist, director of the award-winning film Naked Acts, and a professor of journalism and writing at Baruch College, CUNY, has written a stirring tribute to African- American womanhood and to one woman in particular.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316558730
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 29th, 2019

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