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Teaching African American Literature

Theory and Practice (Transformimg Teaching Series)

by M. Graham

  • 52 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Routledge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature: literary criticism,
  • English literature: texts,
  • Teaching of a specific subject,
  • African American Literature,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • American English,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • USA,
  • American - African American,
  • Multicultural Education,
  • Teaching Methods & Materials - Classroom Planning,
  • Education / General,
  • American - African American & Black,
  • African American authors,
  • African Americans,
  • American literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Study and teaching,
  • Theory, etc

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9826861M
    ISBN 10041591695X
    ISBN 109780415916950

    The novel was first published in England, where Brown was living for several years. It provides an in-depth look at the obstacles that shaped her early life. Does that mean I can't teach Shakespeare, or Wiesel, or Nabokov? Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a book and the first African American woman to be recognized as a poetess.

    Reading diverse literature becomes of paramount importance in order to remember and reassert our shared humanity. I wanted to study African-American literature, but I also wanted to teach it. Social issues discussed in their books include racismsexismclassism and social equality. By borrowing from and incorporating the non-written oral traditions and folk life of the African diasporaAfrican-American literature broke "the mystique of connection between literary authority and patriarchal power.

    Some suggest that she did not have entry into the publishing world. At times, she has brought African-American writers a far broader audience than they otherwise might have received. She attended Howard University B. Du Bois. On the other hand, I have six years of graduate training in African-American literature and wrote a book on slave narratives. She turned to religion at the age of 16 in an attempt to find comfort from the trials of her life.


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She also penned Rememberwhich chronicles the hardships of black students during the integration of the American public school system; aimed at children, it uses archival photographs juxtaposed with captions speculating on the thoughts of their subjects.

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Apr 17,  · African-American literature refers to literature written by Americans of African descent. Although there were certainly slaves writing in the early days of slavery and colonization, the African-American literary tradition began to take root in the 17th and 18th centuries, when former slaves such as Frederick Douglass.

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