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Mamba's Daugthers

By Martha Barkley, Charleston, S.C. / November 5, 2008



I’m reading 1929 classic Mamba’s Daughters by poet Dubose Heyward. Gershwin made famous the story of Porgy and Bess, but Heyward tells the lyrical tale of blacks and whites in Charleston and their complex layers of relationships.

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