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African-American Writers, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Philip Bader; Revised by Catherine Reef
  • From the Series: A to Z of African Americans
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816081417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8141-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 810.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 352


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.


Black-and-white photographs. Index. Subject indexes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Further reading lists.

About the Author(s)

Philip Bader holds a B.A. in literature from the University of Nebraska. He is the author of three nonfiction books, as well as numerous articles and entry contributions to reference works. Bader has served as an editor in the photo department at Salem Press where he was responsible for the research and acquisition of more than 1,500 illustrations for African American Encyclopedia. His work has provided him with a background in the writings of many different literary traditions and periods, including African-American as well as African literature.

Catherine Reef holds a B.A. in English from Washington State University, where she also did graduate work. She is the author of 35 books, including Poverty in America and Working in America, in Facts On File's American Experience set.

Reviews and Awards

"...interesting and enlightening...written with both the student and general reader in mind...contains a wealth of information...a valuable addition to any library's collection."

American Reference Books Annual

"...does a good job in serving as a general resource and is recommended for high-school, public, and undergraduate libraries."


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