TITLE

Keynote Address: Black Literature in the 90s: The Past as Prologue to The New Wave

AUTHOR(S)
Marshall, Paule
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Speech
ABSTRACT
The article presents a speech by Paule Marshall, delivered at the fourth National Black Writers Conference. He discusses a narrative passage of slavery from the book "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa." He contends that the themes in the book are responsible for the renaissance in African American writing. He contends that the theme in the book, of a journey, is one that reaches back to the slave narrative and forward in time to today.
ACCESSION #
19425509

 

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