Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards, 1980-1990

Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards, 1980-1990

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Overview

Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards, 1980-1990 by Ishmael Reed, Kathryn Trueblood

This anthology includes 30 selections from a decade of award-winning fiction.
Since 1976 the Before Columbus Foundation has been devoted to the task of redefining our notion of "mainstream" American literature to reflect this country's multicultural, multi-ethnic richness and diversity. Since 1980 it has sponsored the American Book Awards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393308327
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/17/1991
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 676
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Ishmael Reed is the author of over twenty-five books—including Mumbo Jumbo, The Last Days of Louisiana Red, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down and Juice!. He is also a publisher, television producer, songwriter, radio and television commentator, lecturer, and has long been devoted to exploring an alternative black aesthetic: the trickster tradition, or “Neo-Hoodooism” as he calls it. Founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley for over thirty years, retiring in 2005. In 2003, he received the coveted Otto Award for political theater.

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