Troubling Questions About Universality

Golden, Marita
January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p111
The article reflects on the question of universality of the experience of black writers. As a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and one who frequently crosses the real and imagined border separating the two types of writing, the author affirms the universality of her experience, her black woman, African American experience. She believes the assertion that today's black writers have discarded the political and racial concerns that dominated the literary work of our literary ancestors is just plain wrong.


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