By W. Lawrence Hogue

During this wide-ranging research, W. Lawrence Hogue argues that African American lifestyles and background is extra various than even African American critics normally recognize. concentrating on literary representations of African American men specifically, Hogue examines works by means of James Weldon Johnson, William Melvin Kelley, Charles Wright, Nathan Heard, Clarence significant, James Earl Hardy, and Don Belton to work out how they painting middle-class, Christian, subaltern, voodoo, city, jazz/blues, postmodern, and homosexual African American cultures. Hogue indicates that this polycentric standpoint can stream past a racial uplift method of African American literature and heritage and support paint a clearer photograph of the wealthy variety of African American lifestyles and culture."

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