By Rita B. Dandridge

Black Women’s Activism is the 1st book-length research of African American women’s historic romances. This e-book examines romances written from 1989 to the current, and discusses their black heroines’ resistance at specific moments in historical past - from the colonization flow to the Texas oil increase. Socio-historical views, a womanist time table, and an African-centered outlook tell the readings of woman characters within the narratives of Francine Craft, homosexual G. Gunn, Shirley Hailstock, Beverly Jenkins, and Anita Richmond Bunkley. Broadening the scope of the historic romance style, and increasing the canon of African American literature, this publication offers a extra finished photograph of the black girl personality and addresses gender concerns formerly unexplored in black fiction. this article can be utilized by librarians, historians, literary critics, writers, university- and graduate-level scholars, academics, and romance readers.

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