ERIC Number: EJ548423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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From Phillis Wheatley to Toni Morrison: The Flowering of African-American Literature.
McKay, Nellie Y.; Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n14 p95-100 Win 1996-97
The African American literary tradition was really created to demonstrate that persons of African descent were able to create literature. Exploring the history of African American literature shows the continuing tension between private expression through literature and the political uses made of black literature. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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