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The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fiction
by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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List Price: $14.00 (store prices may vary)
Format: Paperback
Classification: Nonfiction
Page Count: 368
ISBN13: 9780767905787
Imprint: Broadway Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC

Book Description:
In college and graduate school, Jewell Parker Rhodes never encountered a single reading assignment or exercise that featured a person of color. Now she has made it her mission to rectify the situation, gathering advice and inspiring tips tailored for African Americans seeking to express their life experiences. Comprehensive and totally energizing, the African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Nonfiction bursts with supportive topics such as:
  • Finding your voice
  • Getting to know your literary ancestors
  • Overcoming a bruised ego and finding the determination to pursue your dreams
  • Gathering material and conducting research
  • Tapping sweet, bittersweet, and joyful memories
  • Knowing when to keep revising, and when to let go
The guide also features unforgettable excerpts from luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Brent Staples, Houston Baker, and pointers from bestselling African American authors Patrice Gaines, E. Lynn Harris, James McBride, John Hope Franklin, Pearl Cleage, Edwidge Danticat, and many others. It is a uniquely nurturing and informative touchstone for affirming, bearing witness, leaving a legacy, and celebrating the remarkable journey of the self.

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