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Reading Africa into American Literature

Epics, Fables, and Gothic Tales

by Keith Cartwright

  • 170 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Kentucky .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African studies,
  • American studies,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • American - Southern,
  • African American Literature,
  • American Literature (General),
  • United States,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • USA,
  • American - African American & Black,
  • African influences,
  • American - General,
  • African American authors,
  • African literature,
  • American literature,
  • Appreciation,
  • History and criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8022478M
    ISBN 100813122201
    ISBN 109780813122205

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Reading Africa into American Literature book

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