By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu
Ladies have had a posh event in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its style, this encyclopedia techniques African American literature from a Women's stories point of view. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American ladies Writers offers biographical entries on greater than a hundred and fifty literary figures, this e-book is way broader in scope. incorporated are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American girls writers, in addition to on male writers who've taken care of girls of their works. Entries on genres, classes, topics, characters, old occasions, texts, locations, and different subject matters are integrated to boot. each one access is written through knowledgeable contributor and relates its topic to the final event of ladies in African American literature. Entries cite works for additional studying, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, normal bibliography.
African American tradition is greatly different, and the event of girls in African American society is mainly advanced. girls have been one of the first African American writers, and works via black ladies writers are well known between scholars and normal readers alike. while, African American ladies were oppressed, and texts via black male authors characterize ladies in quite a few methods. the 1st of its variety, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's reports viewpoint, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural adventure via literary works.
Included are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written by way of quite a few specialist members. as well as masking female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses topics, significant works and characters, genres, classes, ancient occasions, areas, 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 plenty of others.
In addition, the various works mentioned include:
; Blanche at the Lam
; Iknow Why the Caged chicken 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 plenty of others.
Entries relate their issues to the event of African American ladies and cite works for extra reading.
Features and Benefits:
; contains enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries.
; attracts at the paintings of diverse specialist contributors.
; contains a chosen, common bibliography.
; deals more than a few discovering aids, similar to a listing of entries, a advisor to comparable issues, and an in depth index.
; helps the literature curriculum through supporting scholars research significant writers and works.
; helps the social stories curriculum via supporting scholars use literature to appreciate the adventure of African American women.
; Covers the total chronological diversity of African American literature.
; Fosters a admire for cultural diversity.
; Develops learn talents through directing scholars to extra resources of information.
; Builds bridges among African American heritage, literature, and Women's Studies.