Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literature
The Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literaturecovers a period dating back to the eighteenth century. Thesespecially commissioned essays highlight the artistry, complexityand diversity of a literary tradition that ranges from Lucy Terryto Toni Morrison. A wide range of topics are addressed, from theHarlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement, and from theperforming arts to popular fiction. Together, the essays provide aninvaluable guide to a rich, complex tradition of women writers inconversation with each other as they critique American society andinfluence American letters. Accessible and vibrant, with the needsof undergraduate students in mind, this Companion will be of greatinterest to anybody who wishes to gain a deeper understanding ofthis important and vital area of American literature.