Joanna Brooks is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. John Saillant is Associate Professor of English and History at Western Michigan University. Richard Yarborough editor of the Northeastern Library of Black Literature, is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"Face Zion Forward": First Writers of the Black Atlantic, 1785-1798by Joanna Brooks, John Saillant
Eight documents of the 1780s and 1790s express the vision of black authors about the role of Africa and African American communities in the African diaspora, some more or less explicitly calling for the resettlement of African Americans in West Africa, and others portraying Africa as a spiritual environment into which blacks anywhere could enter with the proper consciousness. They are not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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