Of Dreams Deferred, Dead or Alive: African Perspectives on African-American Writers

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OF DREAMS DEFERRED, DEAD OR ALIVE
African Perspectives on African-American Writers

Edited by FEMI OJO-ADE

Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, Number 180

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut · London

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Of Dreams Deferred, Dead or Alive: African Perspectives on African-American Writers
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1 - Africa and America: a Question of Continuities, Cleavage, and Dreams Deferred 1
  • Notes 24
  • Bibliography 25
  • 2 - W.E.B. Du Bois: the Man and Vision of Africa for Africans 29
  • Notes 41
  • 3 - Langston Hughes and Africa 43
  • Note 51
  • Bibliography 51
  • 4 - Richard Wright: a Dubious Legacy 53
  • Notes 63
  • 5 - Claude Mckay: the Tragic Solitude of an Exiled Son of Africa 65
  • Notes 80
  • Bibliography 81
  • 6 - Another African Artist's Wayward Thoughts on Eugene Redmond's Poetry 83
  • Notes 94
  • Bibliography 95
  • 7 - Branches of the Same Tree: African and African-American Poetry 97
  • Note 105
  • Bibliography 106
  • 8 - Notions and Nuances: Africa in the Works of James Baldwin 107
  • Bibliography 113
  • 9 - Reviewing Gloria Naylor: toward a Neo-African Critique 115
  • Notes 126
  • Bibliography 128
  • 10 - Creative African Memory: Some Oral Sources of Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon 129
  • Note 140
  • Bibliography 141
  • 11 - The Circle of Meaning: Paule Marshall, Modernism, and the Masks of History 143
  • Notes 153
  • Bibliography 154
  • 12 - Homesick and Eurocentric? Alice Walker's Africa 157
  • Notes 166
  • Bibliography 168
  • 13 - I Is: Toni Morrison, the Past, and Africa 171
  • Bibliography 179
  • Afterword - What's in a Name? 181
  • Notes 186
  • Index 187
  • About the Contribuiors 191
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