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The world of Patience Gromes

making and unmaking a black community
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University Press of Kentucky , Lexington, Ky
African Americans -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Social conditions., African Americans -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Social life and customs., Richmond (Va.) -- Social conditions., Richmond (Va.) -- Social life and cus

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Richmond (Va.), Virginia, Ric

Other titlesPatience Gromes.
StatementScott C. Davis.
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LC ClassificationsF234.R59 N43 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination222 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL2525036M
ISBN 100813116449
LC Control Number88000098

The World of Patience Gromes, based on his work in Virginia, was first published in and, inwon the Governor's Writers Award (Washington State). Davis now lives with his wife in Seattle. His writing has appeared in the The world of Patience Gromes book York Times and the Christian Science Monitor.

Lost Arrow, his book of true stories, was published in /5(4). InPatience Gromes was an 83 year old widow who lived on State Street in Fulton, one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Richmond, Virginia. This non-fiction narrative traces the life of Patience Gromes, her family, her neighbours from the War between the States to the War on Poverty.5/5(4).

InPatience Gromes was an 83 year old widow who lived on State Street in Fulton, one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Richmond, Virginia.

This non-fiction narrative traces the life of Patience Gromes, her family, her neighbours from the War between the States to the War on Poverty. Meet Patience's grandfather who escaped slavery 14 years before the Civil War.5/5(1).

Patience Gromes and her peers brought the project that three generations of African-Americans had been pursuing to a triumpant conclusion in the Civil Rights Movement.

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The World of Patience Gromes is a book well worth reading and could be particularly useful for lower level black studies, sociology, or com-munity development courses.

The very methodological issues that Scott Davis blithely ignores are virtual obsessions for anthropologist Dan Rose in. The book by Scott Davis’ The World of Patience Gromes: Making and Unmaking a Black Community () was about my grandmother.

She was the main character in the first half of the book. By the time Mr. Davis got to Fulton, I was off to college, Norfolk State. i finished there and moved to PA, retired and now I am an adjunct professor at a local.

Designed ``as a salon'' for new writers from the East and West coasts, according to editor Davis (The World of Patience Gromes, ), this wildly uneven collection of essays claims ``local truth'' as its unifying theme, though many of the 78 entries have nothing to do with coastal locales.

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Davis's emphasis on ``local truth'' is perplexing: Sean Bentley's ``Night Train to Pisa'' describes a Author: Scott C. Davis. 7 Unconventional Ways to Develop Patience. These days, everything is instant.

But “instant” living gives way to impatience. Because everything is instant, we are so much more likely to be impatient in many aspects (if not every aspect!) of our lives.

Slight delays in travel feel like a world of inconvenience. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Exquisite Corpse, and other publications. Davis's first book, The World of Patience Gromes: Making and Unmaking a Black Community, won the Washington State Book Award.

His second book, Lost Arrow and Other True Stories, won the KCAC Literary Award/5. Davis's first book, The World of Patience Gromes: Making and Unmaking a Black Community, is a work of narrative nonfiction based on his experiences as a social worker in Richmond, Virginia, a post he filled as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War.

This little book of wisdom is full of insights and advice from one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers."Patience is the ornament of the brave," Eknath Easwaran’s wise grandmother used to say.

In all relationships, Easwaran says, patience is the mark of an is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom.5/5(1). Meanwhile, he kept hammering away at his writing. He won the Washington State Governor's Award for his book, The World of Patience Gromes: Making and Unmaking a Black Community (University Press of Kentucky, ), and helped run the Northwest Review of Books.

But after he was unable to get his manuscript about hitchhiking in Syria published. Later, Davis became a carpenter, a building contractor, and in a Middle East traveler.

Davis recounted his experiences as a community organizer in “The World of Patience Gromes,” (winner of the Washington State Governor’s Award in ; main selection of the Conservative Book Club).

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Davis is a gifted writer." - Horton Foote. InPatience Gromes was an 83 year old widow who lived on State Street in Fulton, one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Richmond, Virginia.

This non-fiction narrative traces the life of Patience Gromes, her family, her neighbours from the War between the States to the War on Poverty.

Davis published The World of Patience Gromes: Making and Unmaking a Black Community with the University Press of Kentucky. Inlooking for a new writing project, he had traveled alone in a Syria that was still recovering from the massacre in Hama, five years earlier.

The book has the feel of two other accounts of the black inner city written by whites, George Gilder’s Visible Man and Scott Davis’s The World of Patience Gromes.

Obviously, the author is perceptive; just as obviously, he wants to be as nice as he can to real people who are probably going to read his words and recognize themselves.Patience Press started in with the publication of Why Is Daddy Like He Is?

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