By Bernard W. Bell

Library magazine writes: "Civil rights advances within the final 25 years have integrated an wisdom that the normal canon of yank literature excluded very important minority authors. This research is a sturdy addition to the turning out to be physique of scholarly research reading the Afro-American contribution. continuing chronologically from William Wells Brown's Clotel (1853) to experimental novels of the Eighties, Bell reviews on greater than a hundred and fifty works, with shut readings of forty-one novelists. His feedback are framed via an inquiry into the distinct parts of Afro-American fiction. Bell's conclusions may possibly galvanize assorted dialogue, for the publication is commonly obtainable and should attract common readers and undergraduates in addition to to literary students. Recommended."

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