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Published by University of Wisconsin Press in Madison .
Written in English



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  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • African literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life,
  • Blacks -- Africa -- Intellectual life,
  • African Americans in literature,
  • Blacks -- Race identity,
  • Blacks in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Mercer Cook and Stephen E. Henderson.
ContributionsHenderson, Stephen Evangelist, 1925-
LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 C65
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 136 p.
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5685455M
ISBN 100299053911
LC Control Number69017324

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