Ijala: Sonia Sanchez and the African Poetic Tradition

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Third World Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 165 pages
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A landmark critical approach to the study of African American poetry, this seminal work sanctions the view that the voices of the Black Arts Movement are valid areas of scholarly inquiry.

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Joyce Ann Joyce was a 1995 recipient of the American Book Award for Literary Criticism for her collection of essays Warriors, Conjurers, and Priests: Defining African-centered Literary Criticism. She taught for five years at Chicago State University, where she was professor of English the associate director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center, and the chairperson of the Black Studies Department. She was also the chairperson and professor of the African-American Studies Department at Temple University.

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