Friday, July 24, 2009

"Skip Gates is a friend of mine"

Obama said that... I've never actually met him, but his 1st couple books were really influential on my approach to teaching African American Lit... just like they are on almost everyone who teaches the course.
A fun reading of a few "central" texts in the African American literary tradition. Each chapter addresses a different text w/ from a different theoretical standpoint.

A brilliant analysis of the literary tradition going back to Western Africa. A tradition that was brought over w/ slaves but is often overlooked while discussing the history of African American Lit.

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