Africana: Arts and Letters : an A-to-Z Reference of Writers, Musicians, and Artists of the African American Experience
Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates
Running Press, 2004 - Social Science - 655 pages
Here’s an eminently readable reference of African-American contributions to the arts, faithfully adapted from the original one-volume encyclopedia Africana. Essays on such influential black figures as the writer and activist Amiri Baraka; singers Billie Holiday, Paul Robeson, and Lena Horne; painter Romare Bearden; filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, and poet Maya Angelou, as well as on black cultural events throughout modern history, create a rich resource of African-American arts and letters.
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