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Contemporary African American novelists : a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook

Author: Emmanuel S Nelson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text surveys the lives and works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each entry provides a biography, a discussion of issues and themes, a summary of the critical reception, and a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Reference works
Bio-bibliography
Biography
Dictionaries
Bibliographie 1900-1999
Bio-bibliography Dictionaries
Biography Dictionaries
Bio-bibliographie Dictionnaires anglais
Biographies Dictionnaires anglais
Dictionnaires anglais
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel S Nelson
ISBN: 0313305013 9780313305016
OCLC Number: 39195492
Description: xx, 530 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Deborah G. Plant --
Tina McElroy Ansa / Joyce L. Cherry --
Doris Jean Austin / Evora Jones --
James Baldwin / Emmanuel S. Nelson --
Toni Cade Bambara / Nanette Morton --
Barry Beckham / Loretta G. Woodard --
Hal Bennett / Adam Meyer --
David Henry Bradley, Jr. / Marilyn D. Button --
Gwendolyn Brooks / Suzanne Hotte Massa --
Cecil Morris Brown / Samuel B. Garren --
Frank London Brown / Charles Tita --
Ed Bullins / Peggy Stevenson Ratliff --
Octavia E. Butler / AnnLouise Keating --
Bebe Moore Campbell / Joyce Russell-Robinson --
Barbara Chase-Riboud / Sarah McKee --
Alice Childress / Terry Novak --
Michelle Cliff / Cora Agatucci --
Cyrus Colter / Leela Kapai --
Steven Corbin / Terrence J. McGovern --
Samuel Delany / Grace Sikorski --
William Demby / Peter G. Christensen --
Melvin Dixon / Andre Hoyrd --
Larry Duplechan / Emmanuel S. Nelson --
Ralph Waldo Ellison / Harish Chander --
Arthur R. Flowers / Ymitri Jayasundera --
Leon Forrest / Dana A. Williams --
Albert French / Jeffrey T. Loeb --
Ernest J. Gaines / Eberhard Alsen --
Marita Golden / Loretta G. Woodard --
Sam Greenlee / Adam Meyer --
Bill Gunn / P. Jane Splawn --
E. Lynn Harris / Grace Sikorski --
Chester B. Himes / Bruce A. Glasrud and Laurie Champion --
Kristin Hunter / Rennie Simson --
Blyden Jackson / Gwendolyn S. Jones --
Charles Johnson / Christian Moraru --
Gayl Jones / Kimberly N. Brown --
June Jordan / Kimberly N. Brown --
William Melvin Kelley / Anissa J. Wardi --
Randall Kenan / Chris Roark --
John Oliver Killens / Harish Chander --
Jamaica Kincaid / Ymitri Jayasundera --
Andrea Lee / Sarala Krishnamurthy --
Audrey Lee / Charles Tita --
Philip Lewis / Jeffrey B. Dunham --
Audre Lorde / AnnLouise Keating --
Clarence Major / Tracie Church Guzzio --
Paule Marshall / Shanna D. Greene --
Sharon Bell Mathis / Gwendolyn S. Jones --
John A. McCluskey, Jr. / Frank E. Dobson, Jr. --
Reginald McKnight / Laurie Champion --
Terry McMillan / Rita B. Dandridge --
Louise Meriwether / Kathy White --
Toni Morrison / Eberhard Alsen --
Walter Mosley / Kristina L. Knotts --
Albert Murray / Roy Kay --
Walter Dean Myers / Terry Novak --
Gloria Naylor / Sarah Wheliss and Emmanuel S. Nelson --
Ann Petry / Marlene D. Allen --
Carlene Hatcher Polite / Frank E. Dobson, Jr. --
Ishmael Reed / Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure --
Jewell Parker Rhodes / Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure --
Dori Sanders / Nicholyn Hutchinson --
Sapphire / Tracey Walters --
Gil Scott-Heron / Suzanne Hotte Massa --
Ntozake Shange / Sarah Wheliss and Emmanuel S. Nelson --
Charlotte Watson Sherman / Bindu Malieckal --
Ann Allen Shockley / Adenike Marie Davidson --
April Sinclair / Jacqueline C. Jones --
Ellease Southerland / Cherron A. Barnwell --
Joyce Carol Thomas / Amy E. Earhart --
Dawn Turner Trice / Lean'tin Bracks --
Alice Walker / Molly Roden --
Margaret Walker / Annette Debo --
Dorothy West / A. Yemisi Jimoh --
John Edgar Wideman / Robin Lucy --
Sherley Anne Williams / Trela Anderson --
Jacqueline Woodson / Nicola Morris --
Sarah Elizabeth Wright / Linda M. White --
Frank Garvin Yerby / Louis Hill Pratt.
Responsibility: edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson.

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