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      Black American Short Stories
      A Century of the Best

      by John Henrik Clarke

      🔰 Black American Short Stories • Read More 🔰

      • Language: english
      • Release date: January 1, 1993
      • Format: paperback, 448 pages
      • Publisher: Hill and Wang
      • ISBN: 9780374523541 (0374523541)
      • Genres: fiction
      • Author: John Henrik Clarke

      About The Book

      The success of John Henrik Clarke’s American Negro Short Stories, first published in 1966, affirmed the vitality and importance of black fiction. Now this expanded edition of that best-selling book, with a new title, offers the reader thirty-one stories included in the original — from Charles W. Chesnutt and Paul Laurence Dunbar in the late nineteenth century to the rich and productive work of the Harlem Renaissance: writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright; the World War II accomplishments of Chester Himes, Frank Yerby, and many others; and the later fiction of James Baldwin, Paule Marshall, and LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka). Seven additional contributions round out a century of great stories with the work of Maya Angelou, Toni Cade Bambara, Eugenia Collier, Jennifer Jordan, James Allan McPherson, Rosemarie Robotham, and Alice Walker. Dr. Clarke has included a new introduction to this 1993 edition, and a short biography of each contributor.

      Lynching of Jube Benson / Paul Laurence Dunbar —

      On being crazy / W.E.B. Du Bois —

      Goophered grapevine / Charles Waddell Chesnutt —

      City of refuge / Rudolph Fisher —

      Overcoat / John P. Davis —

      Truant / Claude McKay —

      Summer tragedy / Arna Bontemps —

      Gilded six-bits / Zora Neale Hurston —

      Bright and morning star / Richard Wright —

      Boy who painted Christ black / John Henrik Clarke —

      On friday morning / Langston Hughes —

      So peaceful in the country / Carl Ruthven Offord —

      And/or / Sterling Brown —

      Fighter / John Caswell Smith —

      Homecoming / Frank Yerby —

      How John Boscoe outsung the devil / Arthur P. Davis —

      Solo on the drums / Ann Petry —

      Mama’s missionary money / Chester Himes —

      See how they run / Mary Elizabeth Vroman —

      Exodus / James Baldwin —

      God bless America / John O. Killens —

      Train whistle guitar / Albert Murray. Senegalese / Hoyt W. Fuller —

      A matter of time / Frank London Brown —

      Cry for me / William Melvin Kelley —

      Reena / Paule Marshall —

      Convert / Lerone Bennett, Jr. —

      Winds of change / Loyle Hairston —

      Screamers / LeRoi Jones —

      Sarah / Martin J. Hamer —

      Sky is gray / Ernest J. Gaines —

      On trains / James Allen McPherson —

      Marigolds / Eugenia W. Collier —

      Steady going up / Maya Angelou —

      Everyday use / Alice Walker —

      Organizer’s wife / Toni Cade Bambara —

      Jesse / Rosemarie Robotham —

      The wife / Jennifer Jordan

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