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Black ink : literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing

Author: Stephanie Stokes Oliver
Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout American history black people are the only group of people to have been forbidden by law to learn to read. This ... collection seeks to shed light on that injustice and subjugation, as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Essays
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Stokes Oliver
ISBN: 9781501154287 1501154281
OCLC Number: 1040040591
Description: xxiv, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: --
Our first stories / Nikki Giovanni ; Introduction: --
Reading matters / Stephanie Stokes Oliver --
The peril, 1800-1900. Suspected of having a book / Frederick Douglass --
Nine years deprived of a sheet of paper / Solomon Northrup --
A whole race begins to read / Booker T. Washington --
The Negro in literature and art / W.E.B. Du Bois --
The power, 1900-1968 --
Books and things / Zora Neale Hurston --
Poetry is practical / Langston Hughes --
The business of the writer / James Baldwin --
Turning point / Malcolm X --
Lessons in living / Maya Angelou --
Morehouse College / Martin Luther King Jr. --
The site of memory / Toni Morrison --
Where are the people of color in children's books? / Walter Dean Myers --
Reading for revolution / Stokely Carmichael [Kwame Ture] --
Twenty-one / Alice Walker --
A temporary library in a small place / Jamaica Kincaid --
What is an African American classic? / Henry Louis Gates Jr. --
New Black scribe / Terry McMillan --
The pleasure, 1968-2017 --
MFA vs. POC / Junot Díaz --
Create dangerously / Edwidge Danticat --
How to write / Colson Whitehead --
From Jamaica to Minnesota to myself / Marlon James --
I once was Miss America / Roxane Gay --
The mecca / Ta-Nehisi Coates --
The danger of the single story / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie --
Bonus feature --
What books mean to me / President Barack Obama --
an interview with Michiko Kakutani.
Responsibility: edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ; foreword by Nikki Giovanni.

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