Offering diverse perspectives on the black experience, this anthology of short fiction spotlights works by influential African-American authors. Nearly thirty outstanding stories include tales by W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Jamaica Kinkaid.
From the turn of the twentieth century come Alice Ruth Moore's "A Carnival Jangle," Charles W. Chesnutt's "Uncle Wellington's Wives," and Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Scapegoat." Other stories include "Becky" by Jean Toomer; "Afternoon" by Ralph Ellison; Langston Hughes's "Feet Live Their Own Life"; and "Mama's Missionary Money" by Chester Himes. Samples of more recent fiction include tales by Jervey Tervalon, Rosemarie Robotham, and Breena Clarke. Ideal for browsing, this collection is also suitable for courses in African-American studies and American literature.
- ISBN-13: 9780486471396
- ISBN-10: 048647139X
- Publisher: Dover Publications
- Publish Date: August 2015
- Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
- Page Count: 256