African American Life Series
Series Editor: Melba Joyce Boyd, Wayne State University
The African American Life Series publishes scholarship representative of the historical, social, cultural, and economic experiences of African Americans. Because Wayne State University Press is located in Detroit, the series has a particular interest in topics related to urban life and culture.
A breakthrough collection of poetry from a distinctive new urban voice.
Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance
This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.
Yorùbá Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomblé
The first art historical study of Yoruba-descended African Brazilian religious art based on an author's long-term participation in and observation of private and public rituals.
Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation
A critical work on the African American vernacular tradition and its expression in contemporary Hip hop.
New edition of the popular pocket-sized collection of former Detroit mayor Coleman Young’s most memorable quotes.
Conservative Public Policy and the Black Community
A study of the most racially conscious aspect of the Conservative movement and its impact on politics and current public policy.
An Epic Drama
An explosive political drama projecting an African people’s revolutionary struggle to confront government forces and foreign oil corporations that have ravaged their land and strangled the voices of their mothers and daughters.
The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens
This first book-length study of John Oliver Killens aims to help secure his place in literary history and explores his creation of an inspiring Black vernacular art—one that ennobles people of African descent and urges their political liberation.