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Best African American fiction 2009

Author: Gerald Lyn Early; E Lynn Harris
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Bantam hardcover and trade pbk. edsView all editions and formats
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This inaugural collection of fiction brings together authors across the rich and varied African diaspora experience. Organized into short stories, novel excerpts, and young adult fiction, the collection offers a range of styles, textures, and settings. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies story is set in Nigeria, where American gangster-rap culture is permeating and guns and tortured loyalties became common. The U.S. and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Lyn Early; E Lynn Harris
ISBN: 9780553806892 0553806890 9780553385342 0553385348
OCLC Number: 229027564
Description: xvii, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Pita delicious / ZZ Packer --
Albino crow / Chris Abani --
Orb weaver / Emily Raboteau --
The saving work / Tiphanie Yanique --
Dance for me / Amina Gautier --
Cell one / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie --
In the blink of God's eye / Edward P. Jones --
This kind of red / Helen Elaine Lee --
Novel excerpts: Dark reflections/ Samuel R. Delany --
The great Negro plot / Mat Johnson --
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Junot Díaz --
Man gone down / Michael Thomas --
Young adult fiction: Excerpt from Feathers / Jacqueline Woodson --
Excerpt from Harlem summer / Walter Dean Myers --
Excerpt from Elijah of Buxton / Christopher Paul Curtis --
Excerpt from Up for it: a tale of the underground / L.F. Haines.
Responsibility: Gerald Early, series editor ; E. Lynn Harris, guest editor.
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This inaugural collection of fiction brings together authors across the rich and varied African diaspora experience. Organized into short stories, novel excerpts, and young adult fiction, the collection offers a range of styles, textures, and settings. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies story is set in Nigeria, where American gangster-rap culture is permeating and guns and tortured loyalties became common. The U.S. and the Caribbean are the settings for Tiphanie Yaniques story of intergenerational and mixed-race tensions between two families. The collection includes an excerpt from Mat Johnsons historical novel set in eighteenth-century New York and an excerpt from Junot D-azs novelset in a contemporary urban ghetto. Also included are works by young adult authors Jacqueline Woodson and Walter Dean Myers. Not meant to be a definitive quasi-Norton edition, this engaging collection still shows the incredible range of talent and focus of fiction written by African Americans.

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