College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Of the thousands of African American novels written by writers from underrepresented communities, most are unknown and understudied. BBIP returns us to this larger evidence of literary productivity in order to gain a more comprehensive picture of human interactions. Without this concrete evidence of the ways in which these writers engaged their worlds, their readers and their own imaginations, we rely on a sample of texts to tell a more complicated story. These narratives offer new avenues for understanding and new models of remembered and imagined worlds that foreground what it means to be human.

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