Articles tagged african american literature

Toni Morrison’s ‘God Help the Child’ Is a Cautionary Tale

God Help the Child shows Morrison's skill in fleshing out an idea through language and detail both rich and taut.

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The Myth of a Post-Racial America Is at the Heart of ‘Blinded by the Whites’

David H. Ikard's exploration of life in "post-racial" America leaves the reader with some interesting answers and even more interesting questions.

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21 Feb 2008 // 9:59 PM

Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography by Herb Boyd

Revisionist study of James Baldwin's life fails to provide useful context.

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7 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad

With her Nobel Prize for literature and more impressive corpus, Toni Morrison has already knocked Ellison from his perch as modern American literature's foremost black novelist.

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