By Emmanuel S. Nelson
There's starting to be well known and scholarly curiosity in autobiography, in addition to expanding regard for the achievements of African American writers. the 1st reference of its type, this quantity chronicles the autobiographical culture in African American literature. incorporated are alphabetically prepared entries for sixty six African American authors who current autobiographical fabric of their works. the amount profiles significant figures, corresponding to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, in addition to many lesser identified autobiographers who deserve better recognition. whereas a few are recognized basically for his or her literary accomplishments, others have won approval for their assorted contributions to society.The entries are written via specialist participants and supply authoritative information regarding their matters. every one starts off with a concise biography, which summarizes the lifestyles and achievements of the autobiographer. this is often via a dialogue of significant autobiographical works and issues, in addition to an outline of the autobiographer's severe reception. The entries shut with basic and secondary bibliographies, and a specific, common bibliography concludes the amount. jointly, the entries supply an in depth portrait of the African American autobiographical culture from the 18th century to the current.
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Angelou reiterates this hope at the Page 15 conclusion of All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes: “Through the centuries of despair and dislocation, we had been creative, because we faced down death by daring to hope” (207). In 1973, Maya Angelou married her third husband, English writer and cartoonist Paul de Feu. Revealing these painful events from her past was difficult for Angelou, but she hoped that by doing so others might benefit from her message: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated” (Contemporary Literary Criticism 12:9).
He would continue throughout his career to link his personal reality with the reality of all humanity (Porter 23–24).
The middle passage and the auction block had not erased us” (207). Angelou reiterates this hope at the Page 15 conclusion of All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes: “Through the centuries of despair and dislocation, we had been creative, because we faced down death by daring to hope” (207). In 1973, Maya Angelou married her third husband, English writer and cartoonist Paul de Feu. Revealing these painful events from her past was difficult for Angelou, but she hoped that by doing so others might benefit from her message: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated” (Contemporary Literary Criticism 12:9).