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Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1995 and 1999, is a collection of works by leading academics on African American Literature. The set provides a rigorous examination of the effect of music in the culture of African American society, and how it has impacted the literature of African American writers, it also looks at the presentation of black women in the writings of both black and white writers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. Finally the book looks at the experience of black writers living abroad. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of literature, history and specifically black American history.

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Black Writers Abroad A Study of Black American Writers in Europe and Africa

Black Writers Abroad: A Study of Black American Writers in Europe and Africa

1st Edition

By Robert Coles
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1999 Black Writers Abroad puts forward the theory that African American literature was born, partially within the context of a people and its writers who lived, for the most part, in slavery and bondage prior to the Civil War. It is an in-depth study of black American ...

The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature Clothed in my Right Mind

The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature: Clothed in my Right Mind

1st Edition

By Jacqueline K. Bryant
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature. The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women’s works differs significantly from the older ...

The Music in African American Fiction

The Music in African American Fiction

1st Edition

Edited By Robert H. Cataliotti
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1995, The Music of African American Fiction is a historical analysis of the tradition of representing music in African American fiction. The book examines the impact of evolving musical styles and innovative musicians on black culture as is manifested in the literature. The ...

Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

1st Edition

By Various Authors
October 30, 2018

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1995 and 1999, is a collection of works by leading academics on African American Literature. The set provides a rigorous examination of the effect of music in the culture of African American society, and how it has impacted the literature of ...

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