Reconstructing Womanhood : The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist
Oxford University Press, USA, Dec 31, 1987 - African American women - 240 pages
Covering the period between the 1850s and the turn of the century, this study of 19th century narratives depicts an era of intense cultural and political activity when Afro-American women first began to emerge as novelists.
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