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African-American Autobiography

A Collection of Critical Essays

by William L. Andrews

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Published by Prentice Hall .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages231
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Open LibraryOL7330361M
ISBN 100130198455
ISBN 109780130198457

African-American Autobiography. NYS Writers Institute, October 2 & 3, p.m. Discussion | Page Hall, Western Ave., Downtown Campus. Wednesday, October 2 Discussion and Reading by Veronica Chambers and Clifton Taulbert. Thursday, October 3 Discussion and Reading by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, Bell Hooks and Anrnold Rampersad. Read this book on Questia. Through an analysis of classic slave narratives in comparison with texts such as the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this study presents a new paradigm for the social character of the African American autobiography.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: James Gronniosaw and the trope of the Talking book / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --Narration, authentication, and authorial control in Frederick Douglass' Narrative of / Robert B. Stepto --In the first place: making Frederick Douglass and the Afro-American narrative . The WPA Slave Narratives are an extremely well-known source on conditions for African Americans under slavery. However, there are many other narratives by former slaves, and these texts are less widely known. Examples in Special Collections: An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist: Containing an Account of Author: Erik Ponder.

  Last year I wrote a post with the Best Books for African American History Month, but so many new, wonderful books have come out in the last year that I had to update my list with twenty-five more children’s books for African American History Month, which are listed below. (This book list originally posted on “The Kids Are All Right” Book Riot newsletter on .   Seminar paper from the year in the subject American Studies - Literature, University of Hannover, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When reading African-American autobiography one is likely to notices that there are several recurring : GRIN Publishing.


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African American Biography & Memoir. 1 - 20 of results A literary rent party to benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction, with selections to savor from bestselling authors as well as talented rising since Terry McMillan’s Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in.

This book also examines at length the proliferation of African American autobiography in the twenty-first century, noting the roles of digital genres, remediated lives, celebrity lives, self-help culture, non-Western religious traditions, and the politics of : Eric D.

Lamore. African-American Autobiography: A Collection of Critical Essays 1st Edition by William L. Andrews (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

Cited by: This category is meant to include all 50 U.S. states and the African American experience. It also includes distinctively American experience abroad, in the same way that "British" includes a diverse group, such as war experience from the American perspective. In his book, A Home Elsewhere: Reading African American Classics in the Age of Obama, Stepto compares relevant parts from Obama’s memoir, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, with foundational literary texts, some of which are autobiographies.

I titled my introduction “African American Autobiography in the Age of Obama. African-American literature is the body of literature produced in the United States by writers of African descent. It begins with the works of such late 18th-century writers as Phillis the high point of slave narratives, African-American literature was dominated by autobiographical spiritual narratives.

The book then pairs representative African American autobiographies with similar works by white writers. Thus the volume matches Olaudah Equiano's slave narrative with The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave with Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, and Harriet Jacobs Brand: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated.

His first book, The Literary Career of Charles W. Chesnutt, published indeals with a seminal figure in the development of African American and Southern American prose fiction.

While researching To Tell a Free Story, a history of African American autobiography up toAndrews became greatly interested in autobiography studies. Alexandra Fuller's top 10 African memoirs Her debut book, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, was a finalist for the Guardian.

Herb Boyd, Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told by Those Who Lived It.

New York: Doubleday, Margo V. Perkins, Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the by: 3. African American Autobiography Book Summary: A collection of the best critical essays reflecting both older and newer perspectives.

Will also contain an introduction by the editor (a respected scholar in the field), a chronology of the author's life, and an annotated bibliography. "This book is superb in so many ways that I really don't know where to begin my praises. It will be the book-of-the-year in Afro-American literary studies."--Robert B.

Stepto, author of From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative "Andrews treats early Afro-American autobiography in greater detail, with more theoretical acumen, and with a finer literary tact, sensitivity, and. required scores: 1, 6, 11, 17, list stats leaders vote. How many have you read.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X. Kindred (Octavia Butler) Their Eyes Were Watching God. Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington) The Color Purple (Alice Walker) Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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The first four essays review the major historical periods of American autobiography, placing the classic texts of American autobiographical literature from Captain John Smith to Malcolm X in the illuminating context of lesser-known contemporary narratives.

Daniel B. Shea writes on colonial America, Lawrence Buell on the American Renaissance, Susanna Egan on the years after the Reviews: 1. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass (Feb.

7, Feb. 20, ) was an abolitionist, orator and writer who fought against slavery and for women's rights. Douglass was the first African-American citizen appointed to high ranks in the U.S. government. For more information on Douglass, click here. Go to a cloze activity on Douglass.

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DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, Malcolm X—their words speak firmly, eloquently, personally of the impact of white America on the lives of African-Americans.

Black autobiographical discourses, from the earliest slave narratives to the most contemporary urban raps, have each in their own way gauged and confronted the character of .