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Publication Date: 2005
Encompassing Pulitzer Prize winners Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Rita Dove, national icons Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, and prominent cult figures Zora Neale Hurston and Octavia Butler, African American women's literature is one of the fastest growing areas of American literature today.The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's Literatureis the first comprehensive collection of African American women's literature available today. It covers all historical periods, from the 18th century up through the early years of the 21st century; and all genres: from poems, essays, journal entries, and short stories to novels and black feminist criticism. Organized by three principles--chronology, genre, and theme--Lee's anthology includes questions for thought and discussion at the end of each writing.Valerie Lee is the author of 'The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's Literature', published 2005 under ISBN 9780130485465 and ISBN 0130485462.