Jean Toomer Zora Neale Hurston James Baldwin and many I have previously read many of the stories such as Percival Everetts s Age Would Be That Does Jamaica Kincaid s Girl and Arna Bontemps A Summer TragedyIt s difficult to select favorites from among such greats however I will settle for Ernest Gaines A Long Day in November which depicts love and forgiveness of a husband wife and very oung son in the segreated southLangston Hughes writes a very terse brief though comedic story of Passing during the Harlem Negro Renaissance in Who s Passing for WhoOne of my all time favorites that I will read again is Toni Cade Bambara s The Lesson which is a sort of coming of age story You know how these go some are great and some aren. 0060982010 format Paperback and others 622 pages and has a text language like Englis.
Girl being raisedby her grandmother is snatched away and put in a white foster home because a blackwoman should not be raising a white child The little girl runs away back to her grandmotherSome of the stories focused on human relationships without regard to race The World ofRosie Polk shows that Prince Charming can appear even in a migrant camp In uilting onthe Rebound has a woman jilted by her fianc discovering a whole new and better lifeOne of my favorites is Girl by Jamaica Kincaid It is only a page and a half long and readslike poetry I could read it over and over and still enjoy it This anthology of short stories by African Americans include all ot the greats from the 20th century which includes Paul Laurence Dunbar. Arence Major This is very good and the main topic to read with book details isbn 978.
This collection of short stories by African American authors covered from 1899 to 1991 Manyof the authors I had not heard of but some were familiarMost of the stories addressed the subject of race in one way or another Some portrayedhorrific treatment of blacks not only in the days of slavery but up through modern timesBut in The Ingrate a slaveowners exploitation of a highly skilled and intelligent slavebackfiresSeveral addressed ellow negroes some who passed for white and others who insisted on being designated as negro In White Rat the narrator tells of being arrested with some of his friends and being separated from them and put in the white cell until hisblack grandmother comes and bails them out In Screen Memory Best Books, Calling the Wind: Twentieth Century African American Short Stories by Cl.
Currently a professor of twentieth century American literature at the University of California at Davis Clarence Major is a poet painter and novelist who was born in Atlanta and grew up in Chicago Clarence Major was a finalist for the National Book Awards 1999 He is recipient of many awards among them a National Council on The Arts Award 1970 a Fulbright 1981 1983 a Western States Bo