By Emmanuel S. Nelson
There's growing to be well known and scholarly curiosity in autobiography, besides 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 quantity profiles significant figures, reminiscent of Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, besides many lesser identified autobiographers who deserve higher awareness. whereas a few are identified basically for his or her literary accomplishments, others have won popularity of their different contributions to society.The entries are written by means of 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 can be via a dialogue of significant autobiographical works and issues, in addition to an summary of the autobiographer's serious reception. The entries shut with basic and secondary bibliographies, and a specific, normal bibliography concludes the quantity. jointly, the entries offer a close portrait of the African American autobiographical culture from the 18th century to the current.
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