Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color, Volumes 1-2

Writing African American Women: An Encyclopedia of Literature by and about Women of Color, Volumes 1-2

Elizabeth A. Beaulieu


ladies have had a posh event in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its sort, this encyclopedia techniques African American literature from a Women's stories viewpoint. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American girls Writers presents biographical entries on greater than a hundred and fifty literary figures, this booklet is far broader in scope. incorporated are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American girls writers, in addition to on male writers who've taken care of girls of their works. Entries on genres, sessions, issues, characters, ancient occasions, texts, areas, and different themes are integrated in addition. every one access is written by way of a professional contributor and relates its topic to the final adventure of girls in African American literature. Entries cite works for additional interpreting, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, normal bibliography.

African American tradition is significantly various, and the adventure of ladies in African American society is mainly advanced. ladies have been one of the first African American writers, and works via black girls writers are well known between scholars and basic readers alike. whilst, African American ladies were oppressed, and texts by means of black male authors signify girls in numerous methods. the 1st of its sort, this encyclopedia ways African American literature from a Women's experiences point of view, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural adventure via literary works.
Included are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written by means of a number of professional members. as well as overlaying female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses subject matters, significant works and characters, genres, sessions, historic 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 plenty of others.

In addition, the various works mentioned include:

; Beloved

; Blanche at the Lam

; Iknow Why the Caged fowl Sing

; The males of Brewster Place

; Quicksand

; The Street

; Waiting to Exhale

; and plenty of more.

The many topical entries cover:

; Black Feminism

; Black Nationalism

; Conjuring

; Children's and younger grownup Literature

; Detective Fiction

; Epistolary Novel

; Motherhood

; Sexuality

; Spirituality

; Stereotypes

; and plenty of others.

Entries relate their themes to the event of African American girls and cite works for extra reading.

Features and Benefits:

; contains thousands of alphabetically prepared entries.

; attracts at the paintings of diverse professional contributors.

; contains a chosen, common bibliography.

; deals a variety of discovering aids, akin to a listing of entries, a advisor to similar subject matters, and an intensive index.

; helps the literature curriculum by means of supporting scholars examine significant writers and works.

; helps the social stories curriculum through supporting scholars use literature to appreciate the adventure of African American women.

; Covers the entire chronological diversity of African American literature.

; Fosters a appreciate for cultural diversity.

; Develops learn abilities by means of directing scholars to extra assets of information.

; Builds bridges among African American heritage, literature, and Women's Studies.

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