By W. Lawrence Hogue

During this wide-ranging research, W. Lawrence Hogue argues that African American existence and historical past is extra different than even African American critics typically recognize. concentrating on literary representations of African American men specifically, Hogue examines works via James Weldon Johnson, William Melvin Kelley, Charles Wright, Nathan Heard, Clarence significant, James Earl Hardy, and Don Belton to work out how they painting middle-class, Christian, subaltern, voodoo, city, jazz/blues, postmodern, and homosexual African American cultures. Hogue indicates that this polycentric standpoint can circulate past a racial uplift method of African American literature and historical past and support paint a clearer photo of the wealthy variety of African American existence and culture."

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