What Is Reborn in a Renaissance?

Cook, William W.
January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p187
The article argues that there is an expanded African American reading audience in the U.S. This has been borne out of various observations. First, more and more African American literature and authors are recognized in mainstream media. Second, more and more readers are selecting books by African American authors. More of these authors appear on bestseller lists. More of their works find way into mainstream marketing channels such as bookstore chains.


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