Black American Short Stories: A Century of the Best (Paperback)
Product DescriptionEdited by John Henrik Clarke
The resounding success of John Henrik Clarke's "American Negro Short Stories", his first published in 1966, affirmed the vitality and importance of black fiction. Now this expanded new edition of that bestselling book, with a new title, offers the reader the thirty-one stories included in the original--from Charles Waddell Chesnutt and Paul Laurence Dunbar in the late nineteenth century to the rich and productive work of the Harlem Renaissance: writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright; the World War II accomplishments of Chester Himes, Frank Yerby, and many others; and the later fiction of James Baldwin, Paule Marshall, and LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka). Seven additional contributions round out a century of great stories with the work of Maya Angelou, Toni Cade Bambara, Eugenia W. Collier, Jennifer Jordan, James Alan McPherson, Rosemarie Robotham, and Alice Walker. Dr. Clarke includes a new introduction and a short biography of each contributor.