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"If you don't know my name, you don't know your own."--James Baldwin

An anthology of African-American literature featuring contributions from some of the most prominent Black and African-American authors of our time, including James Baldwin, Arna Bontemps, Gwendolyn Brooks, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Leroi Jones, Margaret Walker, Richard Wright, Malcom X, and many more.

Featuring fiction, poetry, autobiography, and literary criticism, Black Voices captures the diverse and powerful words of a literary explosion, the ramifications of which can be seen and heard in the works of today's African-American artists. A comprehensive and impressive primer, this anthology presents some of the greatest and most enduring work born out of the African-American experience in the United States.

Contributors Also Include:
Sterling A. Brown
Charles W. Chesnutt
John Henrik Clarke
Countee Cullen
Frederick Douglass
Paul Laurence Dunbar
James Weldon Johnson
Naomi Long Madgett
Paule Marshall
Clarence Major
Claude McKay
Ann Petry
Dudley Randall
J. Saunders Redding
Jean Toomer
Darwin T. Turner

Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Frank London Brown
Arthur P. Davis
Frank Marshall Davis
Owen Dodson
Mari Evans
Rudolph Fisher
Dan Georgakas
Robert Hayden
Frank Horne
Blyden Jackson
Lance Jeffers
Fenton Johnson
George E. Kent
Alain Locke
Diane Oliver
Stanley Sanders
Richard G. Stern
Sterling Stuckey
Melvin B. Tolson

ISBN-13: 9780451527820

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Signet Book

Publication Date: 04-01-2001

Pages: 816

Product Dimensions: 6.70h x 4.20w x 1.90d

Age Range: 18 - UP Years

Series: Signet Classics

About the Editor

Abraham Chapman was professor of English and Chairman of the American Literature survey courses at Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point. His writings include critical studies on American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and book reviews for various leading periodicals. He was the author of The Negro in American Literature. In 1968, Professor Chapman received the Biennial College Language Association Creative Scholarship Award for his study The Harlem Renaissance in Literary History, published in CLA Journal.