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We Wear the Mask

African Americans Write American Literature, 1760-1870

We Wear the Mask( )
Author: Zafar, Rafia
ISBN:978-0-231-08095-8
Publication Date:Jan 1997
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $70.99
Book Description:

Uncovers the strategies early African American writers used both to create an African American identity and to make their visions and stories accessible to white readers. Beginning with Phillis Wheatley and John Marrant, who created popular literature by using formulas like that of the Puritan narrative, and ending with the subversive work of Harriet Jacobs and Elizabeth Keckley, Zafar argues that black writers tried every literary strategy--from mimicry and masking to...
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Book Details
Pages:264
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / African American
Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.5 x 22.9 x 1.752 cm
Book Weight:0.418 Kilograms



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