Farrell, Kirby. “Virginia Hamilton’s Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush and the Case for a Radical Existential Criticism.” Contemporary Literature 31, no. 2 (Summer, 1990): 161-176. Argues that the novel’s “apparent celebration of black solidarity overlays a regressive vision of relentless sadistic competition.”
Guy, David. “Escaping from a World of Troubles.” The Washington Post Book World, November 7, 1982, 14. Guy comments that Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush “could vaguely bore me and utterly astound me within the space of a single chapter” and wishes that Hamilton would “release her remarkable...
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