Calling the wind: twentieth century African-American short stories

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HarperPerennial, 1993 - Fiction - 622 pages
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The phrase "calling the wind" originated during slavery days, when slaves depended on the wind to lend force to a task or to carry the voice across a distance. This highly readable collection of stories follows the concerns of the black community from Reconstruction to modern African-American culture. More than 50 contributors include Gloria Naylor, Zora Neale Hurston, and Al Young.

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This anthology joins the ranks of several recent and diverse collections featuring African American writers: Black Southern Voices ( LJ 9/15/92); Daughters of Africa ( LJ 10/1/92); Erotique Moire ... Read full review

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Paul Laurence Dunbar The Ingrate 1900
Jean Toomer Esther 1923
Claude McKay Truant 1932

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Major is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis.

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