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African American Literature Beyond Race

An Alternative Reader

by Gene Jarrett

  • 326 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by NYU Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction anthologies & collections,
  • Literary,
  • American fiction,
  • Literary Collections,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Short Stories (Anthologies),
  • Fiction : Literary,
  • American - General,
  • African American authors,
  • African Americans,
  • Fiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages496
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8045301M
    ISBN 100814742874
    ISBN 109780814742877

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    • "Book Review of Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible by Katherine Clay Bassard," Religion & Literature. () Spring () Spring • "Religious Idiom and the African American Novel, by Tuire Valkeakari," Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters ( In , Melville Herskovits published The Myth of the Negro Past, a text that became a classic in discussions of African Americans and their relationships to text helped dispel the prevailing popular belief that blacks had lost all their culture in the dreaded Middle Passage, that infamous second leg of the slave trade that brought free Africans into the New World to be enslaved.

    An anthology of the work of writers spanning two centuries, this book covers the earliest known work by an African American, Lucy Terry's poem Bars Fight, to the writing of Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, and Poet Laureate Rita Dove. It begins with blues, gospel, spirituals, rap, sermons, prayers, testimonies and speeches, and continues with writing of all genres: poetry, short fiction 4/5(2). 10 Essential African Novels We asked five novelists, each from a different African country and with a new novel out this spring, to select two of their favorite African novels.


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African American Literature Beyond Race revives this remarkable literary corpus, presenting sixteen short stories, novelettes, and excerpts of novels-from the postbellum nineteenth century to the late twentieth century-that demonstrate this act of literary defiance.

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In Deans and Truants, Gene Andrew Jarrett traces the shifting definitions of African American literature and the authors who wrote beyond those boundaries at the cost of critical dismissal and, at times, obscurity.

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Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. All this adjusting of definition was occurring during the period of canon/cultural wars in the late s and early s. I think the publication of The Norton Anthology of African American Literature () and Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition () made possible a temporary consensus about the definition of African American literature.

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The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of African–American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published incontains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine.

A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters The canon of African-American literature is well established. stirred more debates.

Book Description: From the earliest texts of the colonial period to works contemporary with Emancipation, African American literature has been a dialogue across color lines, and a medium through which black writers have been able to exert considerable authority on both sides of that racial demarcation.

African American Literature genre: new releases and popular books, including Deacon King Kong by James McBride, Navigate Your Stars by Jesmyn Ward, Let M. These strategies hit African Americans especially hard, in a country where the inequities and contradictions of race extend into every aspect of our society and culture.

Literature is ghettoized. 5 In an essay he wrote for a book on American law and legal history inRalph Ellison offered his thoughts as an African American writer on the subject of law. As the title of his essay indicates, the ‘perspective of literature’ on American law is a special one, even more so when it comes to African American literature and the.

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In William Wells Brown, an internationally known fugitive slave narrator, authored the first black American novel, Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter. Fran Wu's Yellow goes beyond those hard lines and explores racial identity and race relations through the perspective of the Asian American experience.

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