African American Women Writers in New Jersey, 1836-2000: A Biographical Dictionary and Bibliographic Guide

African American Women Writers in New Jersey, 1836-2000: A Biographical Dictionary and Bibliographic Guide

by Sibyl Moses
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813540194

ISBN-13: 9780813540191

Pub. Date: 10/15/2006

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

African American Women Writers in New Jersey, 1836-2000 is the first and only reference book to identify and document the lives, intellectual contributions, and publications of over one hundred African American women writers in the Garden State from 1836 through 2000. Many, such as Jessie Redmon Fauset, Alice Perry Johnson, Sharon Bell Mathis, Ntozake

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African American Women Writers in New Jersey, 1836-2000 is the first and only reference book to identify and document the lives, intellectual contributions, and publications of over one hundred African American women writers in the Garden State from 1836 through 2000. Many, such as Jessie Redmon Fauset, Alice Perry Johnson, Sharon Bell Mathis, Ntozake Shange, Claudia C. Tate, Ruby Ora Williams, and Marion Thompson Wright, were born in the state. Others, like Amina Baraka, E. Alma Flagg, Helen Jackson Lee, Gertrude Williams Pitts, and Dorothy Porter Wesley, although not born there, were residents of New Jersey for more than fifteen years, and made significant contributions during that time.

This volume contains biographical and bibliographical information for each author. There are photographs of the writers as well as citations for their published pamphlets, books, reports, and articles. Sibyl E. Moses has enhanced the text with characteristic excerpts from the poetry and prose of selected writers. The two appendixes highlight the distribution of African American women writers in New Jersey both by city or town, and by genre.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813540191
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2006
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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