By Donna Bailey Nurse

This groundbreaking choice of profiles, interviews, essays and reports on such recognized black writers and artists as Nalo Hopkinson, Dionne model, Austin Clarke, Lawrence Hill and Edwidge Danticat constitutes a frank dialog at the importance of race in modern Black Canadian and American literature. what is a Black Critic to Do? is for an individual searching for how to speak about the sometimes-taboo subject of race, because it looks in novels, videos and performs. Of curiosity to Black readers in addition to lecturers, librarians and publication membership participants, this booklet is an important photo of up to date North American tradition.

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