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Africana : arts and letters : an A-to-Z reference of writers, musicians, and artists of the African American experience

Author: Anthony Appiah; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here's an eminently readable reference of African-American contributions to the arts, faithfully adapted from the original one-volume encyclopedia Africana. Essays on such influential black figures as the writer and activist Amiri Baraka; singers Billie Holiday, Paul Robeson, and Lena Horne; painter Romare Bearden; filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, and poet Maya Angelou, as well as on black cultural events throughout  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Appiah; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 0762420421 9780762420421
OCLC Number: 57444998
Notes: "The entries in Arts and letters: an A-to-Z reference of the writers, musicians, and artists of the African American experience originally appeared in Basic Civitas Books' Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and the African American experience"--Title page verso.
Description: 655 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Arts and letters
Responsibility: editors, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louise [i.e. Louis] Gates, Jr.

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Here's an eminently readable reference of African-American contributions to the arts, faithfully adapted from the original one-volume encyclopedia Africana. Essays on such influential black figures as the writer and activist Amiri Baraka; singers Billie Holiday, Paul Robeson, and Lena Horne; painter Romare Bearden; filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, and poet Maya Angelou, as well as on black cultural events throughout modern history, create a rich resource of African-American arts and letters.

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