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Women have had a posh adventure in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its sort, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's stories standpoint. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American girls Writers offers biographical entries on greater than one hundred fifty literary figures, this e-book is way broader in scope. integrated are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American girls writers, in addition to on male writers who've handled girls of their works. Entries on genres, sessions, issues, characters, old occasions, texts, areas, and different issues are integrated besides. each one access is written via a professional contributor and relates its topic to the general event of girls in African American literature. Entries cite works for extra studying, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, basic bibliography.

African American tradition is drastically various, and the event of girls in African American society is mainly complicated. girls have been one of the first African American writers, and works via black girls writers are renowned between scholars and normal readers alike. even as, African American ladies were oppressed, and texts by way of black male authors signify girls in a number of methods. the 1st of its type, this encyclopedia methods African American literature from a Women's reviews point of view, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural adventure via literary works.

Included are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written by means of a variety of specialist individuals. as well as masking female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses issues, significant works and characters, genres, classes, historic occasions, locations, 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 numerous works mentioned include:

; Beloved

; Blanche at the Lam

; Iknow Why the Caged chicken Sings

; The males of Brewster Place

; Quicksand

; The Street

; Waiting to Exhale

; and plenty of more.

The many topical entries cover:

; Black Feminism

; Black Nationalism

; Conjuring

; kid's and younger grownup Literature

; Detective Fiction

; Epistolary Novel

; Motherhood

; Sexuality

; Spirituality

; Stereotypes

; and lots of others.

Entries relate their themes to the adventure of African American girls and cite works for additional reading.

Features and Benefits:

; comprises thousands of alphabetically prepared entries.

; attracts at the paintings of various professional contributors.

; contains a chosen, basic bibliography.

; deals more than a few discovering aids, akin to a listing of entries, a consultant to similar themes, and an in depth index.

; helps the literature curriculum through aiding scholars examine significant writers and works.

; helps the social reviews curriculum through assisting scholars use literature to appreciate the event of African American women.

; Covers the whole chronological diversity of African American literature.

; Fosters a appreciate for cultural diversity.

; Develops examine abilities through directing scholars to extra assets of information.

; Builds bridges among African American heritage, literature, and Women's Studies.

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