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The Resource Best African American fiction 2009, Gerald Early, series editor ; E. Lynn Harris, guest editor

Best African American fiction 2009, Gerald Early, series editor ; E. Lynn Harris, guest editor

Label
Best African American fiction 2009
Title
Best African American fiction 2009
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Early, series editor ; E. Lynn Harris, guest editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This inaugural collection of fiction brings together authors across the rich and varied African diaspora experience. Organized into short stories, novel excerpts, and young adult fiction, the collection offers a range of styles, textures, and settings. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies story is set in Nigeria, where American gangster-rap culture is permeating and guns and tortured loyalties became common. The U.S. and the Caribbean are the settings for Tiphanie Yaniques story of intergenerational and mixed-race tensions between two families. The collection includes an excerpt from Mat Johnsons historical novel set in eighteenth-century New York and an excerpt from Junot D-azs novelset in a contemporary urban ghetto. Also included are works by young adult authors Jacqueline Woodson and Walter Dean Myers. Not meant to be a definitive quasi-Norton edition, this engaging collection still shows the incredible range of talent and focus of fiction written by African Americans
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.5080896073
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Early, Gerald Lyn
  • Harris, E. Lynn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
Label
Best African American fiction 2009, Gerald Early, series editor ; E. Lynn Harris, guest editor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dance for me
  • Amina Gautier
  • Cell one
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • In the blink of God's eye
  • Edward P. Jones
  • This kind of red
  • Helen Elaine Lee
  • Novel excerpts:
  • Dark reflections/
  • Pita delicious
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • The great Negro plot
  • Mat Johnson -- The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
  • Junot Díaz
  • Man gone down
  • Michael Thomas
  • Young adult fiction:
  • Excerpt from
  • Feathers
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • ZZ Packer
  • Excerpt from
  • Harlem summer
  • Walter Dean Myers
  • Excerpt from
  • Elijah of Buxton
  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Excerpt from
  • Up for it: a tale of the underground
  • L.F. Haines
  • Albino crow
  • Chris Abani
  • Orb weaver
  • Emily Raboteau
  • The saving work
  • Tiphanie Yanique
Control code
ocn229027564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Bantam hardcover and trade pbk. eds.
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780553385342
Lccn
2009379258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)229027564
Label
Best African American fiction 2009, Gerald Early, series editor ; E. Lynn Harris, guest editor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dance for me
  • Amina Gautier
  • Cell one
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • In the blink of God's eye
  • Edward P. Jones
  • This kind of red
  • Helen Elaine Lee
  • Novel excerpts:
  • Dark reflections/
  • Pita delicious
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • The great Negro plot
  • Mat Johnson -- The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
  • Junot Díaz
  • Man gone down
  • Michael Thomas
  • Young adult fiction:
  • Excerpt from
  • Feathers
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • ZZ Packer
  • Excerpt from
  • Harlem summer
  • Walter Dean Myers
  • Excerpt from
  • Elijah of Buxton
  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Excerpt from
  • Up for it: a tale of the underground
  • L.F. Haines
  • Albino crow
  • Chris Abani
  • Orb weaver
  • Emily Raboteau
  • The saving work
  • Tiphanie Yanique
Control code
ocn229027564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Bantam hardcover and trade pbk. eds.
Extent
xvii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780553385342
Lccn
2009379258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)229027564

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