Visible man : the life of Henry Dumas (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Visible man : the life of Henry Dumas

Author: Jeffrey B Leak
Publisher: Athens ; London : The University of Georgia Press, 2017, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry Dumas did not live to see most of his fiction and poetry in print. A son of Sweet Home, Arkansas, and Harlem, he devoted himself to the creation of a black literary cosmos, one in which black literature and culture were windows into the human condition. While he certainly should be understood in the context of the cultural and political movements of the 1960s--Black Arts, Black Power, and Civil Rights--his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Henry Dumas; Henry Dumas
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey B Leak
ISBN: 0820351466 9780820351469
OCLC Number: 1062351127
Description: xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Arkansas boyhood --
Skyscrapers, subways, and camels --
Learning to read, write, and think --
Another conversion --
Progress, setbacks, and romance --
Chasing change --
Pages without a publisher --
Headed to east boogie --
From sweet home to Harlem --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jeffrey B. Leak.

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Henry Dumas (1934-1968) was a writer who did not live to see most of his fiction and poetry in print. A son of Sweet Home, Arkansas, and Harlem, he devoted himself to the creation of a black literary  Read more...

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