By Kenneth Mostern
Why has autobiography been vital to African American political speech during the 20th century? Kenneth Mostern illustrates the connection among narrative and racial different types corresponding to "colored", "Negro", "black" or "African American" within the paintings of writers resembling W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Paul Robeson, Angela Davis and bell hooks. Mostern exhibits how those autobiographical narratives try and build and remodel the political meanings of blackness. This wide-ranging research will curiosity all these operating in African American reviews, cultural experiences and literary concept.
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