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"The Cambridge History of African American Literature" by Maryemma Graham

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LITERARY HISTORY: Maryemma Graham, professor of English, has released a new book titled “The Cambridge History of African American Literature,” co-edited with Jerry W. Ward Jr. of Dillard University. The first major 21st century history of 400 years of black writing, the book examines literary traditions of African-Americans in the United States. Authors from the United States and around the world discuss numerous texts as individual art and as a response to events in American cultural, political and social history. The book reviews current scholarship in the field and suggests new areas of study as well. The book is available at Jayhawk Ink in the Kansas Union.

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