By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu
Ladies have had a fancy event in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its sort, this encyclopedia ways African American literature from a Women's stories 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 e-book is far broader in scope. integrated are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American ladies writers, in addition to on male writers who've handled ladies of their works. Entries on genres, sessions, issues, characters, old occasions, texts, locations, and different themes are integrated to boot. each one access is written via a professional contributor and relates its topic to the general event of girls in African American literature. Entries cite works for additional examining, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, normal bibliography.
African American tradition is tremendously assorted, and the event of girls in African American society is mainly complicated. girls have been one of the first African American writers, and works by means of black ladies writers are renowned between scholars and common readers alike. while, African American ladies were oppressed, and texts through black male authors symbolize girls in a number of methods. the 1st of its style, this encyclopedia techniques African American literature from a Women's stories standpoint, and therefore 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 overlaying female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses subject matters, significant works and characters, genres, sessions, ancient occasions, locations, 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 lots of others.
Entries relate their themes to the adventure of African American girls and cite works for extra reading.
Features and Benefits:
; comprises 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries.
; attracts at the paintings of diverse specialist contributors.
; features a chosen, normal bibliography.
; bargains a variety of discovering aids, comparable to a listing of entries, a consultant to similar themes, and an in depth index.
; helps the literature curriculum by way of assisting scholars research significant writers and works.
; helps the social reports curriculum by means of assisting scholars use literature to appreciate the event of African American women.
; Covers the total chronological variety of African American literature.
; Fosters a appreciate for cultural diversity.
; Develops study abilities through directing scholars to extra resources of information.
; Builds bridges among African American background, literature, and Women's Studies.