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Best African American Fiction Paperback – 13 January 2009


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  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0553385342
  • ISBN-10 : 0553385348
  • Product Dimensions : 15.42 x 2.29 x 23.29 cm
  • Publisher : Bantam (13 January 2009)
  • Language: : English

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"A treasure trove of discovery...Readers across racial lines will find reason for delight in this debut of what is intended as an annual series."--Kirkus

"There hasn't been an anthology of such talented African-American literary figures since Marita Golden's Gumbo, and the result is a masterful bouquet of literary flowers, some grand, some subtle, but none shrinking...With something for every reader's taste, this is a collection not to be missed."--Publishers Weekly

"This engaging collection...shows the incredible range of talent and focus of fiction written by African Americans."--Booklist

"These short stories, excerpts from novels, and thoughtful essays cover a broad range of subjects, experiences and perspectives from many of the best writers working today."--Sacramento Bee

About the Author

E. Lynn Harris is a nine-time New York Times bestselling author. His work includes the memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and the novels, A Love of My Own, Just as I Am, Any Way the Wind Blows (all three of which were named Novel of the Year by the Blackboard African American Bestsellers), I Say a Little Prayer, If This World Were Mine (which won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence), and the classic Invisible Life. His latest book is Just Too Good to Be True.

Gerald Early is a noted essayist and American culture critic. A professor of English, African & African American Studies, and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Early is the author of several books, including The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Prizefighting, Literature, and Modern American Culture, which won the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and This Is Where I Came In: Black America in the 1960s. He is also editor of numerous volumes, including The Muhammad Ali Reader and The Sammy Davis, Jr. Reader. He served as a consultant on four of Ken Burns's documentary films, Baseball, Jazz, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, and The War, and appeared in the first three as an on-air analyst.

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