By Elizabeth A. Beaulieu
Women have had a posh event in African American tradition. the 1st paintings of its type, this encyclopedia ways African American literature from a Women's experiences viewpoint. whereas Yolanda Williams Page's Encyclopedia of African American ladies Writers presents biographical entries on greater than one hundred fifty literary figures, this publication is way broader in scope. incorporated are numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries on African American ladies writers, in addition to on male writers who've taken care of ladies of their works. Entries on genres, classes, issues, characters, historic occasions, texts, areas, and different issues are integrated besides. every one access is written through a professional contributor and relates its topic to the general event of ladies in African American literature. Entries cite works for additional examining, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, common bibliography.
African American tradition is greatly varied, and the event of girls in African American society is principally complicated. girls have been one of the first African American writers, and works via black girls writers are renowned between scholars and normal readers alike. whilst, African American girls were oppressed, and texts through black male authors signify ladies in quite a few methods. the 1st of its variety, this encyclopedia techniques African American literature from a Women's reports viewpoint, and hence considerably illuminates the African American cultural event via literary works.
Included are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries, written by means of a variety of professional participants. as well as masking female and male African American authors, the encyclopedia additionally discusses issues, significant works and characters, genres, sessions, historic occasions, areas, and different topics.
Included are entries on such authors as:
; Maya Angelou
; James Baldwin
; Frederick Douglass
; Nikki Giovanni
; June Jordan
; Claude McKay
; Ishmael Reed
; Sojourner Truth
; Phillis Wheatley
; and lots of others.
In addition, the various works mentioned include:
; Blanche at the Lam
; Iknow Why the Caged poultry Sings
; The males of Brewster Place
; The Street
; Waiting to Exhale
; and lots of more.
The many topical entries cover:
; Black Feminism
; Black Nationalism
; kid's and younger grownup Literature
; Detective Fiction
; Epistolary Novel
; and lots of others.
Entries relate their issues to the event of African American girls and cite works for extra reading.
Features and Benefits:
; comprises 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries.
; attracts at the paintings of diverse professional contributors.
; encompasses a chosen, basic bibliography.
; bargains quite a number discovering aids, resembling a listing of entries, a consultant to similar subject matters, and an intensive index.
; helps the literature curriculum through supporting scholars research significant writers and works.
; helps the social stories curriculum by means of supporting scholars use literature to appreciate the event of African American women.
; Covers the whole chronological variety of African American literature.
; Fosters a recognize for cultural diversity.
; Develops study abilities by means of directing scholars to extra resources of information.
; Builds bridges among African American background, literature, and Women's Studies.