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In 1969, Little, Brown and Company published The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, edited by Langston Hughes - the classic compendium of African-American short fiction from 1897 to 1967. Now, a quarter of a century later, Gloria Naylor has compiled an encore volume, Children of the Night, bringing this extraordinary series up to date. Gathering together the most gifted black writers of our time - from 1967 to the present - Naylor has assembled a rich and varied collection of stories. The portrait that emerges of the African-American experience in the post-Civil Rights era is stirring, compelling, sometimes disturbing, and certainly provocative. Naylor has arranged the stories thematically so the reader focuses on a particular subject - slavery, for example, or the family. In the hands of different writers, these themes provide a wealth and variety of human experience. The stories are more than testimonies of the long battle for survival. From a young woman's struggles with her barren faith in Alice Walker's lyrical The Diary of an African Nun to an innocent man's involvement in a horrifying act of violence in Ann Petry's The Witness, they are, as Naylor states in her introduction, examples of affirmation: of memory, of history, of family, of being. They are stories for all of us at the beginning: of mankind as a species; of America as a nation; of the African-American as a full citizen.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316599238
Editor:
Naylor, Gloria
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Editor:
Naylor, Gloria
Author:
Naylor, Gloria
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Short story
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Pbk
Series:
Short Story
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8.52x5.54x1.53 in. 1.70 lbs.

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