December 7, 2016
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NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA CITES FIVE CENTURIES OF BLACK WRITING ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Research and Markets: Encyclopedia of African-American Writing, Five Centuries of Contribution: Writers, Poets, Publications, Trials & Triumphs Through American History

 

DUBLIN--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/95e41c/encyclopedia_of_af) has announced the addition of the "Encyclopedia of African-American Writing, Five Centuries of Contribution: Writers, Poets, Publications, Trials & Triumphs Through American History" report to their offering.

A timely survey of an important sector of American letters, The Encyclopaedia of African-American Writing covers the role and influence of African American cultural leaders, from all walks of life, from the 18th century to the present. Readers will explore what inspired various African-American writers to create poems, plays, short stories, novels, essays, opinion pieces and numerous other works, and how those writings contributed to culture in America today.

  • Updated through the present time, with 200 new entries, over 35% larger than the previous edition
  • Over 100 new Author biographies, for a total of 500, with illustrations, cover the important events in a writer's life, education, major works, honours and awards, and family and important associates
  • More Genre Tables, covering newspapers, journals, book publishers, online resources, illustrators and more, each with an introduction and listings of top authors in each genre, their pen names, key publications and awards
  • New Topical entries, including writing collaboratives, book clubs, celebrity authors and self-publishing
  • New Author Tables, covering additional authors in multiple genres, with author name, pen name, birth year, genre and more
  • Appendix of Writers by Genre
  • Chronology of Writers
  • Chronology of Firsts, with interesting facts, from the first narrative written by an African-American slave, to the first African-American to receive the Nobel prize for literature
  • A list of Abbreviations & Cumulative Index
  • Available in print and e-book formats

More than a collection of biographies, this important work traces the evolution of African-American writers, their struggles, triumphs, and legacy, this volume is not to be missed. A comprehensive, easy to use source that will complement the reference collection of any public, high school or university library, and will prove useful to all university humanities and African American studies reference collections.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/95e41c/encyclopedia_of_af

 

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