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African American girls writers released largely through the Harlem Renaissance and feature been terribly prolific because the Seventies. This e-book surveys the area of African American girls writers. incorporated are alphabetically prepared entries on greater than one hundred fifty novelists, poets, playwrights, brief fiction writers, autobiographers, essayists, and influential students. The Encyclopedia covers proven modern authors akin to Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor, in addition to various missed and rising figures. every one access is written by way of knowledgeable contributor and offers a short biography, a dialogue of significant works, a survey of the author's serious reception, and first and secondary bibliographies. Literature scholars will worth this ebook for its exploration of African American literature, whereas social experiences scholars will savour its exam of social matters via literature.African American girls writers have made a huge contribution to our tradition. a lot of those authors wrote through the Harlem Renaissance, a very very important time in African American arts and letters, whereas others were specifically lively because the Seventies, an period during which works via African American ladies are tailored into motion pictures and are greatly learn in ebook golf equipment. Literature through African American girls is critical for its aesthetic features, and it additionally illuminates the social matters which those authors have faced. This e-book comfortably surveys the lives and works of African American ladies writers.Included are alphabetically prepared entries on greater than one hundred fifty African American ladies novelists, poets, playwrights, brief fiction writers, autobiographers, essayists, and influential students. a few of these figures, equivalent to Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor, are one of the most well liked authors writing this present day, whereas others were mostly missed or are lately rising. every one access offers a biography, a dialogue of significant works, a survey of the writer's serious reception, and first and secondary bibliographies. The Encyclopedia closes with a specific, common bibliography. scholars and normal readers will welcome this advisor to the wealthy fulfillment of African American ladies. Literature scholars will worth its exploration of the works of those writers, whereas social stories scholars will get pleasure from its exam of the social matters those ladies confront of their works.

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Wallace-Sanders, Kimberly. ’’ Oxford Companion to African American Literaturem, edited by William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster and Trudier Harris. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Elizabeth Marsden MIGNON HOLLAND ANDERSON (1945– ) BIOGRAPHICAL NARRATIVE Mignon Holland Anderson, short story writer, was born in Cheriton, Northampton County, Virginia. A. A. from Columbia University School of the Arts (1970). She began teaching English at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1992.

Plays Ajax, 1974. And Still I Rise, 1976. Cabaret for Freedom, 1960. Gettin’ Up Stayed on My Mind, 1967. The Least of These, 1966. Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, 1988. Studies of Maya Angelou’s Works Bloom, Harold, ed. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1998. Bloom, Lynn Z. ’’ In Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 38. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1985, 3–11. , ed. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Casebook. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

While scholarly responses to Baker’s writing are scant, academic interest is growing. Critical receptions to her writing may be found in academic critiques that discuss marginalized texts, but Baker is discussed more freely and frequently and openly in mainstream media sources. com. Within the genre of detective fiction, Baker’s writing exists in a narrow, highly specific space. ’’ When Hamilton states ‘‘[t]hen there is author Nikki Baker, whose sleuth is a [B]lack lesbian,’’ she is using Baker as an example of a writer whose characters stand apart from the cultural stereotypes that inform detective fiction on varying cultural levels (Hamilton).

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