Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature   -     By: Abraham Chapman
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Ranging from writers Chesnutt to Hughes and featuring fiction, poetry, autobiography, and literary criticism, Black Voices captures the diverse and powerful words of a literary explosion. A comprehensive and impressive primer, this anthology presents some of the greatest and most enduring work born out of the African-American experience in the United States.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Signet Classics
Dimensions: 6.86 X 4.18 X 1.24 (inches)
ISBN: 0451527828
ISBN-13: 9780451527820
UPC: 071149008950
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Series: Signet Classics

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“If you don’t know my name, you don’t know your own.”—James Baldwin
 
Featuring fiction, poetry, autobiography, and literary criticism, Black Voices captures the diverse and powerful words of a literary explosion, the ramifications of which can be seen and heard in the works of today’s African-American artists. A comprehensive and impressive primer, this anthology presents some of the greatest and most enduring work born out of the African-American experience in the United States.
 
Contributors Include:
Sterling A. Brown
Charles W. Chesnutt
John Henrik Clarke
Countee Cullen
Frederick Douglass
Paul Laurence Dunbar
James Weldon Johnson
Naomi Long Madgett
Paule Marshall
Clarence Major
Claude McKay
Ann Petry
Dudley Randall
J. Saunders Redding
Jean Toomer
Darwin T. Turner



As well as:
Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Frank London Brown
Arthur P. Davis
Frank Marshall Davis
Owen Dodson
Mari Evans
Rudolph Fisher
Dan Georgakas
Robert Hayden
Frank Horne
Blyden Jackson
Lance Jeffers
Fenton Johnson
George E. Kent
Alain Locke
Diane Oliver
Stanley Sanders
Richard G. Stern
Sterling Stuckey
Melvin B. Tolson
 

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About the Editor
 
Abraham Chapman was professor of English and Chairman of the American Literature survey courses at Wisconsin State University–Stevens Point. His writings include critical studies on American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and book reviews for various leading periodicals. He was the author of The Negro in American Literature. In 1968, Professor Chapman received the Biennial College Language Association Creative Scholarship Award for his study The Harlem Renaissance in Literary History, published in CLA Journal.

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