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THE CONCISE OXFORD COMPANION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

THE CONCISE OXFORD COMPANION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Edited by William L. Andrews, et al. Compact yet thorough (over 400 entries), this accessible guide captures the sweep of African American writing in the U.S. from colonial days to the present. It offers an enormous range of writers, contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels), and incorporates information on literary characters, as well as character types. Icons of black culture are also addressed, including vivid details about their lives. Includes general articles on poetry, fiction, drama, autobiography, slave narratives, oratory, Sunday School literature, and other related topics. Note: some entries include discussion of topics related to sexuality. Index. Appendix. Oxford. 488 pages. ©2001.

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