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The Critical Response in Japan to African American Writers


Toru Kiuchi, Robert J. Butler and Yoshinobu Hakutani

This annotated bibliography lists all the journal articles, book chapters, and reviews on African American writers published in Japan between 1927 and 1993. The introduction provides an overview of the critical reception of African American literature in Japan from the 1927 monograph on Booker T. Washington to a special session («Today’s African American Women Writers») at the 64th annual meeting of the English Literary Association of Japan in 1992. Also included is a list of Japanese translations of works by African American writers including such genres as novel, short story, poetry, essay, memoir, biography, and autobiography.