African-American Literature Anthologies
African-American literature has a rich history of wonderful writers, including: Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. These books collect some of the greatest works by African-American writers.
Books By Zora Neale Hurston
(1891-1960) American writer. Zora Neale Hurston wrote stories, novels and folklore. Among her works are: "Jonah's Gourd Vine" (1934), "Mules and Men" (1935), "Tell My Horse" (1937), and "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (1937).
Dust Tracks on the Road
Zora Neale Hurston wrote stories, novels, plays, and folklore. A born storyteller, she was part of the Harlem Renaissance of African-American writers. "I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots," she wrote of her life.
Harlem Renaissance Novels
The Harlem Renaissance was a period in American literature, which spanned from the end of World War I into the 1930. Writers like Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. DuBois, Countee Cullen, Angelina Grimke, Jean Toomer, and Langston Hughes wrote about alienation and marginalization. Here are a few novels from the Harlem Renaissance that you really MUST read!
When Washington Was in Vogue
"When Washington Was in Vogue" is a love story--told in a series of letters from Davy Carr to Bob Fletcher, a friend in Harlem. The book is remarkable as the first epistolary novel in African-American literary history.
A large and very useful collaborative bibliography of texts relating to the Harlem Renaissance. Most entries are annotated and include hypertext links.
The Harlem and Irish Renaissances
"Drawing fascinating comparisons between two literary movements for social justice, Tracy Mishkin explores the link between the Irish Renaissance that began in the 1880s and the African-American movement of the 1920s known as the Harlem Renaissance."
The Harlem Renaissance
"The Harlem Renaissance, a flowering of literature (and to a lesser extent other arts) in New York City during the 1920s and 1930s, has long been considered by many to be the high point in African American writing."