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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.

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Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940

Edited by James V. Hatch and Leo Hamalian

A valuable contribution to African American literary and theatrical scholarship, this volume is a compilation of sixteen plays written during the Harlem Renaissance, brought together for the first time and set in a historical context.

Paperback
Published: October 1996
ISBN: 9780814325803
$31.99
eBOOK
Published: October 1996
ISBN: 9780814338339

Let's Flip the Script

An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning

Keith Gilyard

An inspiring collection of personal essays about education, literacy, and freedom.

eBOOK
Published: October 1996
ISBN: 9780814336793

Discarded Legacy

Politics and Poetics in the Life of Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911

By Melba Joyce Boyd

In this important study, poet Melba Joyce Boyd analyzes Harper not simply as a feminist and an activist, but as a writer.

Paperback
Published: June 1994
ISBN: 9780814324899
$23.99

Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes

An Oral History of Detroit's African American Community, 1918-1967

Elaine Latzman Moon
The Detroit Urban League, Inc.

More than one hundred individuals who lived in Detroit at some time during the period from 1918 to 1967 share stories about everyday life.

Paperback
Published: December 1993
ISBN: 9780814324653
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: December 1993
ISBN: 9780814338490

Three Plays

The Broken Calabash, Parables for a Season, and The Reighn of Wazobia

Tess Akaeke Onwueme

This anthology of plays allows a glimpse into the lives of the people of Onwueme’s native Nigeria and reveals the range and beauty of Nigerian culture.

Paperback
Published: September 1993
ISBN: 9780814324455
$24.99

The Roots of African American Drama

An Anthology of Early Plays, 1858-1938

Edited by Leo Hamalian and James V. Hatch
Foreword by George C. Wolfe

This volume rescues from obscurity thirteen plays by early African American writers.

Paperback
Published: April 1992
ISBN: 9780814321423
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: April 1992
ISBN: 9780814338476

Voices of the Self

A Study of Language Competence

Keith Gilyard

An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.

Paperback
Published: July 1991
ISBN: 9780814322253
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: July 1991
ISBN: 9780814339114

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Sam Greenlee

An explosive, award-winning novel in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black miltancy.

Paperback
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814322468
$21.99
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814349571
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814349977

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