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African American Literature

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Find Works of Literature:  African American, Black, and African Diaspora Authors

Criticism and Interpretive Articles


Search the Library for Books and Titles

  • African Literature:  PL8009.5 - 8014
  • Black Literature (General): PN841  
  • Literature (General): PN1 - 6790
  • American Literature:  PS1 - 3626
  • Individual Authors:  PS700-3576

Authors and Themes

African / African American / African Diaspora Authors: A Selected List

Themes and Subjects

  • Colonialization; Post-colonialization
  • Colorism; racism
  • Community; family
  • Gender relations; sexuality
  • Folklore; myth; spirituals
  • History; memory; oral tradition
  • Identity; Self-identity; the body
  • Liberation; self-determination
  • Nationalism; displacement; assimilation
  • Slavery; subjugation

Encyclopedias and Anthologies

Last updated on May 13, 2022 9:24 AM