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Author Ayo, Damali

Title How to rent a Negro / Damali Ayo
Edition 1st ed
Published Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, 2005


Description 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents Getting over that helpless feeling -- Know thyself: reasons for renting -- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) -- Bring it on: popular approaches -- Tools of the trade: renter resources -- Quickies: impulse renting -- Don't shoot! it's only a rental: a special segment for law enforcement officers -- Sample rental applications -- Getting over that helpless feeling -- How can I tell if I'm being rented? a quiz -- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) -- Walk this way: becoming a successful rental -- Tools of the trade: rental resources -- White noise: common questions you'll have to answer -- Sailing through the stress: wellness techniques -- Cash or check only: charging for your services -- There are rentals I remember-- stories from the field -- Through the looking glass: the future of renting a Negro -- Dear Negro: letters to
Summary A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals much-needed advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step outlines for renters to get the most for their money, and how rentals can become successful and wealthy, what they should wear, and topics of conversation to avoid. The book also serves up photo-dramatizations of some of the popular approaches covered in the book, handy tip-boxes, frequently asked questions for renters and rentals, a How do I know if I'm being rented quiz, a glossary of important terms, and quickie insta-rentals for those who need to rent on the go. Punctuated by quotes from former renters, and featuring rental diaries based on real encounters, this satire shocks and amuses, presenting a strikingly stark mirror of human relationships
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975- -- Humor
American wit and humor.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
HUMOR -- Form -- Parodies.
African Americans -- Social conditions
American wit and humor
Race relations
Ethnische Beziehungen
Soziale Situation
SUBJECT United States -- Race relations -- Humor
Subject United States
Genre/Form Humor
Humoristische Darstellung.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1556526458