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African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook

Synopsis

Chronicling the autobiographical tradition in African American literature from the 18th century to the present, this volume features 66 authors from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X. Alphabetized entries, written by expert contributors, include concise biographies, overviews of autobiographical works and themes, reviews of critical receptions, and bibliographies.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Heather Rellihan
  • Jacqueline C. Jones
  • Eileen O. Jaquin
  • Barbara L. J. Griffin
  • Tarshia L. Stanley
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002