Afro-American women writers, 1746-1933 : an anthology and critical guide

Format: Print Book 1988
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Summary
Forty-one Afro-American women writers are examined in this unique anthology. Ranging from recognized poets to women who were "lost" or forgotten, the vitality of their literary endeavors paved the way for modern Afro-American tradition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "An anthology of poetry, short stories, essays, and excerpts from novels, memoirs, and journals, by exemplary black women writers spanning the many decades from colonial slavery to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. The book is divided into four chronological sections, with each introduced by background information on the history, society, politics, economics, and race relations of the times. Entries in the anthology are prefaced by biographical sketches of the writers, which include those whose names are established as well as others who are being brought out from the shadows of popular and critical neglect. A sensitive gathering of powerful works, for students of black literature or any serious reader. Sources appended; no index. BH."
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Additional Information
Subjects American literature -- African American authors.
American literature -- Women authors.
African American women -- Literary collections.
American literature -- African American authors -- Bio-bibliography.
American literature -- Women authors -- Bio-bibliography.
Women and literature -- United States.
African American women authors -- Biography.
Women authors, American -- Biography.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Publisher Boston, Mass. :G.K. Hall,1988
Contributors Shockley, Ann Allen.
Language English
Description xxviii, 465 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 456-465.
ISBN 0816188238
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