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By Emmanuel S. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0313305013

ISBN-13: 9780313305016

During the final 20 years, African American writers have emerged as a different and dominant strength in international literature. This strength has been amassing momentum because the Fifties, while James Baldwin released a few of his so much compelling works and Ralph Ellison shocked the literary institution along with his mind-blowing Invisible Man (1952). Empowered via the Civil Rights flow and revitalized via the Black Arts flow of the Nineteen Sixties, this strength turned stronger and pervasive. The book of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye in 1970 was once an incredible occasion within the literary background of the U.S.. With a voice as unique as the US itself, she started to triumph over the English language and redefine the overseas literary panorama. in addition to Morrison, ratings of African American writers have mapped daring new territories and firmly entrenched themselves within the leading edge of latest American literature. This reference ebook is a consultant to the lives, works, and achievements of seventy nine modern African American novelists.

Through alphabetically prepared entries written through specialist members, this quantity deals vigorous, concise, and present information regarding those writers. every one access starts with a biographical comic strip of the writer, presents a really appropriate serious overview of the author's significant works and issues, offers a consultant pattern of the severe responses the author's novels have elicited, and concludes with a specific bibliography that lists the author's guides in addition to valuable secondary fabric. integrated are significant figures, resembling Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison. There also are entries for plenty of noteworthy yet lesser identified figures, akin to Tina McElroy Ansa, Bebe Moore Campbell, Randall Kenan, Reginald McKnight, Marita Golden, and Arthur vegetation. a few are well known writers with mass allure, reminiscent of Terri McMillan and Frank Yerby; others, comparable to Octavia E. Butler, are identified for his or her technological know-how fiction. nonetheless others are unique poets or playwrights who've additionally released a number of major novels. Of the seventy nine novelists profiled, forty-one are girls, and approximately a dozen have pointed out themselves as homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual. therefore the quantity demonstrates the large variety of those writers and the breadth in their contribution to international literature.

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