By Emmanuel S. Nelson
There is turning out to be well known and scholarly curiosity in autobiography, in addition to expanding regard for the achievements of African American writers. the 1st reference of its sort, this quantity chronicles the autobiographical culture in African American literature. integrated are alphabetically prepared entries for sixty six African American authors who current autobiographical fabric of their works. the amount profiles significant figures, similar to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, besides many lesser identified autobiographers who deserve higher cognizance. whereas a few are identified basically for his or her literary accomplishments, others have won approval for their diversified contributions to society.
The entries are written through specialist individuals and supply authoritative information regarding their matters. every one starts off with a concise biography, which summarizes the existence and achievements of the autobiographer. this is often by means of a dialogue of significant autobiographical works and topics, besides an summary of the autobiographer's serious reception. The entries shut with basic and secondary bibliographies, and a particular, common bibliography concludes the quantity. jointly, the entries offer a close portrait of the African American autobiographical culture from the 18th century to the present.
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African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook by Emmanuel S. Nelson