Containing both creative and critical writings, this two-volume companion anthology offers readers the opportunity to explore works by Black women and then to pursue discussions of these works by the writers themselves as well as by critics who relate them to current theoretical discussions. Interviews with selected writers such as Paule Marshall and Merle Collins provide additional insights which enrich these discussions. Volume 2 considers the area of critical writing as 'critical conversation, ' allowing writer and critic to speak with each other in the creation of the critical voice.
Carole Boyce-Davies is Professor in the Department of English, African and African- American Studies and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and is the author of Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women's Literature and Migrations of the Subject: Black Women, Writing and Identity.
Molara Ogundipe-Leslie is Director of Women's Studies at Indiana University, Fort Wayne and is the author of African Women and Critical Transformations. She is a founding member of the Association of African Women in Research and Development and Women in Nigeria.