Dr. Holladay 3
African American Fiction Writers (ENG 361, section 1) is an advanced survey of modern and contemporary African American fiction. The starting point, however, is a 19th century non-fiction work: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), the iconic slave narrative that provides an important key to understanding later African American literature. Other authors on the syllabus include Toni Morrison, James Weldon Johnson, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ann Petry, Octavia Butler, and Samuel Delany.
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