Icons Of African American Literature

Icons Of African American Literature

The Black Literary World

Book - 2011
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The 24 entries in this book provide extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston.

* 24 alphabetically arranged entries offer substantial yet accessible information

* Entries cover authors and cultural topics

* Sidebars provide snapshots of interesting and significant subject matter

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2011
ISBN: 9780313352034
0313352038
Branch Call Number: R 810.9 Ic7624
Characteristics: xi, 519 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: Maya Angelou / by Kimberly Oden
James Arthur Baldwin / by Jasmin J. Vann
Black aesthetic / by Lakisha Odlum
Black arts movement / by RaShell R. Smith-Spears
Blues aesthetic / by Lynn Washington
Paul Laurence Dunbar / by Thomas Cassidy
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. / by Mark S. James
Harlem Renaissance / by Ordner W. Taylor, III
E. Lynn Harris / by Regina N. Bradley
Langston Hughes / by Karima K. Jeffrey
Zora Neale Hurston / by Warren J. Carson
Invisible man / by Dolores V. Sisco
Jazz aesthetic / by Karine Bligny
Terry McMillan / by Marian C. Dillahunt
Toni Morrison / by Annie-Paule Mielle de Prinsac and Susana M. Morris
Walter Mosley / by Jessica Parker
Native son / by Aimable Twagilimana and Cammie M. Sublette
A raisin in the sun / by Carol Bunch Davis and Alexis M. Skinner
Signifying / by Timothy Mark Robinson
Slave narrative / by Terry Novak
The souls of black folk / by Robert J. Patterson
Up from slavery / by Jessica Parker
Alice Walker / by R. Erin Huskey
August Wilson / by Yolanda Williams Page
Additional Contributors: Page, Yolanda Williams

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