By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu
Ladies have had a fancy adventure in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its variety, this encyclopedia techniques African American literature from a Women's stories standpoint. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American girls Writers presents biographical entries on greater than one hundred fifty literary figures, this booklet is far broader in scope. integrated are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American girls writers, in addition to on male writers who've taken care of girls of their works. Entries on genres, sessions, topics, characters, historic occasions, texts, areas, and different themes are integrated in addition. every one access is written via a professional contributor and relates its topic to the general event of girls in African American literature. Entries cite works for extra analyzing, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, normal bibliography.
African American tradition is drastically different, and the adventure of ladies in African American society is principally complicated. ladies have been one of the first African American writers, and works through black girls writers are well known between scholars and normal readers alike. whilst, African American ladies were oppressed, and texts through black male authors symbolize ladies in a number of methods. the 1st of its sort, this encyclopedia techniques African American literature from a Women's stories standpoint, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural adventure via literary works.
Included are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written through quite a few specialist members. as well as overlaying female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses subject matters, significant works and characters, genres, classes, old occasions, locations, and different topics.
Included are entries on such authors as:
; Maya Angelou
; James Baldwin
; Frederick Douglass
; Nikki Giovanni
; June Jordan
; Claude McKay
; Ishmael Reed
; Sojourner Truth
; Phillis Wheatley
; and lots of others.
In addition, the numerous works mentioned include:
; Blanche at the Lam
; Iknow Why the Caged chicken Sing
; The males of Brewster Place
; The Street
; Waiting to Exhale
; and plenty of more.
The many topical entries cover:
; Black Feminism
; Black Nationalism
; Children's and younger grownup Literature
; Detective Fiction
; Epistolary Novel
; and plenty of others.
Entries relate their issues to the adventure of African American ladies and cite works for extra reading.
Features and Benefits:
; contains hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries.
; attracts at the paintings of diverse specialist contributors.
; incorporates a chosen, common bibliography.
; bargains a number of discovering aids, similar to an inventory of entries, a consultant to similar themes, and an intensive index.
; helps the literature curriculum via assisting scholars examine significant writers and works.
; helps the social reports curriculum by means of assisting scholars use literature to appreciate the event of African American women.
; Covers the complete chronological variety of African American literature.
; Fosters a admire for cultural diversity.
; Develops examine talents by way of directing scholars to extra assets of information.
; Builds bridges among African American heritage, literature, and Women's Studies.