Encompassing Pulitzer Prize winners Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Rita Dove, national icons Maya Angelou and Nikki African Giovanni, and prominent cult figures Zora Neale Hurston and Octavia Butler, African American women's literature is the one of the fastest growing areas of American literature today. This is the first comprehensive anthology of African American women's literature.
This is the only book that covers all historical periods, from the 18th century up through the early years of the 21st century; and all genres: from poems, essays, journal entries, and short stories to novels and black feminist criticism.
An exciting and interested reader for anyone who wants a comprehensive package of African-American women's writings.
Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, Terry McMillan, bell hooks, and many other African American women appear together in this comprehensive collection, which ranges from the Colonial and antebellum periods to the new millennium. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.