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.
Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940
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.
Let's Flip the Script
An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning
An inspiring collection of personal essays about education, literacy, and freedom.
Politics and Poetics in the Life of Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911
In this important study, poet Melba Joyce Boyd analyzes Harper not simply as a feminist and an activist, but as a writer.
Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes
An Oral History of Detroit's African American Community, 1918-1967
More than one hundred individuals who lived in Detroit at some time during the period from 1918 to 1967 share stories about everyday life.
The Broken Calabash, Parables for a Season, and The Reighn of Wazobia
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.
The Roots of African American Drama
An Anthology of Early Plays, 1858-1938
This volume rescues from obscurity thirteen plays by early African American writers.
Voices of the Self
A Study of Language Competence
An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
An explosive, award-winning novel, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a 50-year-young classic that provides commentary on the racial inequities in the US in the late 1960s - and today.