Black Voices: An Anthology of African-American Literature

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Signet Classic, 2001 - Fiction - 720 pages
11 Reviews
“If you don’t know my name, you don’t know your own.”—James Baldwin
Featuring fiction, poetry, autobiography, and literary criticism, Black Voices captures the diverse and powerful words of a literary explosion, the ramifications of which can be seen and heard in the works of today’s African-American artists. A comprehensive and impressive primer, this anthology presents some of the greatest and most enduring work born out of the African-American experience in the United States.
Contributors Include:
Sterling A. Brown
Charles W. Chesnutt
John Henrik Clarke
Countee Cullen
Frederick Douglass
Paul Laurence Dunbar
James Weldon Johnson
Naomi Long Madgett
Paule Marshall
Clarence Major
Claude McKay
Ann Petry
Dudley Randall
J. Saunders Redding
Jean Toomer
Darwin T. Turner

As well as:
Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Frank London Brown
Arthur P. Davis
Frank Marshall Davis
Owen Dodson
Mari Evans
Rudolph Fisher
Dan Georgakas
Robert Hayden
Frank Horne
Blyden Jackson
Lance Jeffers
Fenton Johnson
George E. Kent
Alain Locke
Diane Oliver
Stanley Sanders
Richard G. Stern
Sterling Stuckey
Melvin B. Tolson

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Review: Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature

User Review  - Zenzele50 - Goodreads

Had this book in High School and it came back to my memory due to talking with one of my sisters about the writers during the Harlem Renaissance period. I felt that this book gave a lot of insight to ... Read full review

Review: Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Again, I only read a selection from this book. It contains some great short stories and excerpts, including "Neighbors." Read full review

About the author (2001)

About the Editor
Abraham Chapman was professor of English and Chairman of the American Literature survey courses at Wisconsin State University–Stevens Point. His writings include critical studies on American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and book reviews for various leading periodicals. He was the author of The Negro in American Literature. In 1968, Professor Chapman received the Biennial College Language Association Creative Scholarship Award for his study The Harlem Renaissance in Literary History, published in CLA Journal.

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