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eBook Language and Literature in the African American Imagination: (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies) ePub

by Carol A. Blackshire-Belay

eBook Language and Literature in the African American Imagination: (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies) ePub
Author: Carol A. Blackshire-Belay
Language: English
ISBN: 0313278261
ISBN13: 978-0313278266
Publisher: Praeger (November 30, 1992)
Pages: 224
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
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The widespread debate over the canon in American literature, the issue of cultural diversity, and the need to have books with critical inquiry into African American culture make this collection suitable for scholars and students in such diverse fields as literature, linguistics, and African American Studies.

By Carol Aisha Blackshire-Belay. American Literature-African American Authors-History And Criticism. By Carol Aisha Blackshire-Belay. American Literature-African Influences. American Literature-African American Authors-History And Criticism-Theory, Etc.

African American literature, body of literature written by Americans of African descent. Beginning in the pre-Revolutionary War period, African American writers have engaged in a creative, if often contentious, dialogue with American letters. The result is a literature rich in expressive subtlety. In the early 19th century, the standard-bearers of African American literature spoke with heightening urgency of the need for whites to address the terrible sin of slavery.

Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies). Published November 30, 1992 by Greenwood Press.

While African literature is presently enjoying much attention from the scholarly community, its heritage and .

While African literature is presently enjoying much attention from the scholarly community, its heritage and identity are becoming less clearly defined. So too, many of the best African writers now live outside Africa, particularly in North America.

African-American culture, also known as Black American culture, refers to the contributions of African Americans to the culture of the United States, either as part of or distinct from mainstream American culture. The distinct identity of African-American culture is rooted in the historical experience of the African-American people, including the Middle Passage. The culture is both distinct and enormously influential on American and global worldwide culture as a whole.

African-American literature is the body of literature produced in the United States by writers of African descent. It begins with the works of such late 18th-century writers as Phillis Wheatley. Before the high point of slave narratives, African-American literature was dominated by autobiographical spiritual narratives.

Sacred elements-such as spirituals, gospel, and sermons-offered images of a just God who would deliver vengeance upon the oppressive slave owners and salvation upon those who suffered under this institution.

African-American English (AAE), also known as Black English in American linguistics, is the set of English dialects primarily spoken by most black people in the United States and many in Canada; most commonly.

African-American English (AAE), also known as Black English in American linguistics, is the set of English dialects primarily spoken by most black people in the United States and many in Canada; most commonly, it refers to a dialect continuum ranging from African-American Vernacular English to a more standard English.

This is an original volume of critical and theoretical essays that seek to interpret the current philosophical, aesthetic, and literary thinking about African American literature and language. Some of the most significant writers and thinkers in the field have contributed to analyses, critiques, and theoretical developments in every genre of literature.

The widespread debate over the canon in American literature, the issue of cultural diversity, and the need to have books with critical inquiry into African American culture make this collection suitable for scholars and students in such diverse fields as literature, linguistics, and African American Studies.

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