The Importance of Writing for Black Male Readers

Staples, Brent
January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p193
The article argues that African American men have been and are still marginalized from the African American literary movement. This dilemma is rooted in the notion that reading or involvement with books is basically a feminine activity. There is also a notion that makes involvement with ideas nerdiness. While there is a flourishing of African American literature and an increase reading of books by African Americans, the challenge is to encourage increase readership among young African American men.


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