The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Combining scholarship overlaying a hundred and fifty years of novel writing within the united states, newly commissioned essays learn 80 African American novels. They contain recognized works in addition to writings lately recovered or stated. the gathering positive factors essays at the slave narrative, coming of age, vernacular modernism, and the post-colonial novel to assist readers achieve a greater appreciation of the African American novel's range and complexity.

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