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- Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95
The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
A groundbreaking study of the 'white other' figure in American intermarriage literature and film. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00
Judy offers an alternative interpretation of literacy that challenges traditional Enlightenment discourse?s claim that literacy and reason are the privileged properties of Western culture. Judy argues, on the basis of his readings of autobiographical African-American Arabic slave narratives, that through the production of the Arabic text, the African... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 19.00
At first glance these poems (which read like one long odyssey) seem sweet and peaceful—like taking a walk in the woods. But then, things turn darker: a storm blows in—and with it some Aliens, Ghost and Ghoul, the Hanging Man. Luckily, Carlyle has a few good friends such as Ruth, the Hag, the Boy, who are staunch and true and faithful.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 65.00
Who doesn't love a good mystery novel? Mystery titles frequently top best-seller lists and appeal to a wide range of readers. For enthusiastic fans of this genre, the backgrounds of the authors of today's best mystery and crime books can be just as engrossing as the stories they tell. more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95
This book reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have... more...
- Hawthorne Books 2011; US$ 15.95
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2007, POE BALLANTINE’S second collection of personal essays follows in the tradition of Things I Like About America. Stories range from "The Irving," which details Mr. Ballantine’s diabolical plan to punch John Irving in the nose after opening for him before an audience of 2,000 people that launched the literary festival,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 29.95
This is a seminal work that discusses the validity of the perception that the new generation of African novelists is remarkably different in vision, style, and worldview from the older generation. The contention is that the older generation novelists who more...