By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu
Girls have had a fancy adventure in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its style, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's reports viewpoint. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American girls Writers offers biographical entries on greater than a hundred and fifty literary figures, this ebook is way broader in scope. incorporated are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American ladies writers, in addition to on male writers who've handled girls of their works. Entries on genres, sessions, topics, characters, old occasions, texts, areas, and different issues are integrated to boot. every one access is written via knowledgeable contributor and relates its topic to the final adventure of girls in African American literature. Entries cite works for extra analyzing, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, common bibliography.
African American tradition is tremendously diversified, and the event of ladies in African American society is mainly complicated. ladies have been one of the first African American writers, and works via black girls writers are well known between scholars and normal readers alike. whilst, African American girls were oppressed, and texts by way of black male authors symbolize ladies in quite a few methods. the 1st of its style, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's reviews standpoint, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural adventure via literary works.
Included are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written by way of a number of specialist participants. as well as masking female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses topics, significant works and characters, genres, sessions, old occasions, areas, and different topics.
Included are entries on such authors as:
; Maya Angelou
; James Baldwin
; Frederick Douglass
; Nikki Giovanni
; June Jordan
; Claude McKay
; Ishmael Reed
; Sojourner Truth
; Phillis Wheatley
; and lots of others.
In addition, the numerous works mentioned include:
; Blanche at the Lam
; Iknow Why the Caged chook Sing
; The males of Brewster Place
; The Street
; Waiting to Exhale
; and plenty of more.
The many topical entries cover:
; Black Feminism
; Black Nationalism
; Children's and younger grownup Literature
; Detective Fiction
; Epistolary Novel
; and plenty of others.
Entries relate their subject matters to the event of African American girls and cite works for extra reading.
Features and Benefits:
; contains countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries.
; attracts at the paintings of various specialist contributors.
; incorporates a chosen, normal bibliography.
; deals various discovering aids, equivalent to a listing of entries, a consultant to similar issues, and an in depth index.
; helps the literature curriculum through supporting scholars learn significant writers and works.
; helps the social reviews curriculum by means of aiding scholars use literature to appreciate the adventure of African American women.
; Covers the whole chronological diversity of African American literature.
; Fosters a admire for cultural diversity.
; Develops study talents through directing scholars to extra resources of information.
; Builds bridges among African American historical past, literature, and Women's Studies.