Belly Song and Other Poems
by Etheridge Knight
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1973
List Price: $5.00
Format: Paperback, 62 pages
Imprint: Broadside Press
Publisher: Broadside Press
Parent Company: Broadside Lotus Press
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Moreover, the Companion includes entries on 150 major works of African American literature (including synopses of novels), from Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; on literary characters, ranging from Bigger Thomas, to Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, Sula Peace; on character types, such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, Stackolee, and the trickster; and on such icons of black culture as Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman.
Here, too, are general articles on the traditional literary genres, such as poetry, fiction, and drama; on genres of special import in African American letters, such as autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory; and on a wide spectrum of related topics, including The Black Arts Movement, journalism, the black periodical press, major libraries and research centers, religion, literary societies, women's clubs, and various publishing enterprises. (from: The Oxford Companion to African American Literature)
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