Reading Contemporary African American Drama
Fragments of History, Fragments of Self
©2007 Textbook XVIII, 223 Pages
Series: African-American Literature and Culture, Volume 15
Contemporary African American dramatists such as Amiri Baraka, James Baldwin, August Wilson, and Suzan-Lori Parks as well as Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, and Pearl Cleage find their creative inspiration in historical events from slavery to the civil rights movement. From the Emmett Till-inspired character in Baldwin’s Blues for Mister Charlie to Parks’s recreation of Lincoln and Booth, these playwrights show that history is the mirror that shapes the identities of African American writers and characters.
- XVIII, 223
- ISBN (Softcover)
- Geschichte 1959-2002 USA Drama Schwarze African American literature Identity History
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. XVIII, 223 pp.