Praise for the previous edition:
"...contains a wealth of information...a valuable addition to any library's collection."—American Reference Books Annual
"...recommended for high-school, public, and undergraduate libraries..."—Booklist
"...well written and concise...very useful...Recommended."—Choice
"...thorough, well-researched...well-organized and comprehensive...[an] excellent volume..."—VOYA
African-American Writers, Revised Edition profiles popular and prominent African-American writers across many genres of literature. Each entry in this thoroughly revised resource provides a biographical profile, concentrating on the major literary works and accomplishments of each author as well as an outline of his or her contributions to American literature. A general bibliography and subject indexes complete the text.
New and revised profiles include:
- Maya Angelou
- Alvin Aubert
- Edwidge Danticat
- Eric Jerome Dickey
- John Hope Franklin
- Ernest J. Gaines
- Henry Louis Gates Jr.
- E. Lynn Harris
- Randall Kenan
- Suzan-Lori Parks
- Ntozake Shange
- Colson Whitehead
- and many more.