New bones: contemporary Black writers in America

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Literary Collections - 1128 pages
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For undergraduate and graduate African American Literature survey courses, Contemporary African-American Literature, Contemporary American Writers, American Ethnic Writers, Urban Narratives, Contemporary Literature, in departments of African-American Studies, English, and Cultural Studies. The first of its kind, this volume presents the largest, most inclusive multi-genre anthology of contemporary (1970 to the present) African-American and Caribbean-American literature available. Unlike all other collections of contemporary Black literature (which are genre-specific), this volume includes works from all genresfiction, poetry, drama, essays, speeches, and mixed-genre worksby important, well-known authors as well as by significant lesser-known authors, many never previously anthologized. It comprehensively captures the breadth, the scope, the depth, and the impact of contemporary African-American literature.

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Kevin Everod Quashie is an assistant professor of Afro-American studies at Smith College. He is the co-editor of New Bones: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Writers in America.

Miller is a professor of English at Arizona State University in Tempe.

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