African American Writers

African American Writers

Book - 1991
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Thirty-four critical essays on the lives and literary achievements of black American writers from as early as the first slave narratives down to the latest works of such contemporary figures as Ishmael Reed and Jean Toomer. Each essay strikes a balance between biography and literary criticism, giving full consideration to the effects of culture and life experience on the core writings of the tradition. Each author is situated in the context of American history and the unique experience of the African American people. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1991.
ISBN: 9780684190587
Branch Call Number: Ref 810.9 Afr
Characteristics: xxxii, 544 p. ; 29 cm.


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