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The Resource Black ink : literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing, edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ; foreword by Nikki Giovanni

Black ink : literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing, edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ; foreword by Nikki Giovanni

Label
Black ink : literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing
Title
Black ink
Title remainder
literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ; foreword by Nikki Giovanni
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning over 250 years of history, Black Ink traces black literature in America from Frederick Douglass to Ta-Nehisi Coates in this masterful collection of twenty-five illustrious and moving essays on the power of the written word. Throughout American history black people are the only group of people to have been forbidden by law to learn to read. This unique collection seeks to shed light on that injustice and subjugation, as well as the hard-won literary progress made, putting some of America's most cherished voices in a conversation in one magnificent volume that presents reading as an act of resistance. Organized into three sections, the Peril, the Power, and Pleasure, and with an array of contributors both classic and contemporary, Black Ink presents the brilliant diversity of black thought in America while solidifying the importance of these writers within the greater context of the American literary tradition. At times haunting and other times profoundly humorous, this unprecedented anthology guides you through the remarkable experiences of some of America's greatest writers and their lifelong pursuits of literacy and literature. The foreword was written by Nikki Giovanni. Contributors include: Frederick Douglass, Solomon Northup, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr., Toni Morrison, Walter Dean Myers, Stokely Carmichael [Kwame Ture], Alice Walker, Jamaica Kincaid, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terry McMillan, Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, Colson Whitehead, Marlon James, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Colson Whitehead. The anthology features a bonus in-depth interview with President Barack Obama
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
808.849896
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
B5547 2018
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Label
Black ink : literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing, edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ; foreword by Nikki Giovanni
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Anthology
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Nine years deprived of a sheet of paper
  • Solomon Northrup
  • A whole race begins to read
  • Booker T. Washington
  • The Negro in literature and art
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • The power, 1900-1968
  • Books and things
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Foreword:
  • Poetry is practical
  • Langston Hughes
  • The business of the writer
  • James Baldwin
  • Turning point
  • Malcolm X
  • Lessons in living
  • Maya Angelou
  • Morehouse College
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Our first stories
  • The site of memory
  • Toni Morrison
  • Where are the people of color in children's books?
  • Walter Dean Myers
  • Reading for revolution
  • Stokely Carmichael [Kwame Ture]
  • Twenty-one
  • Alice Walker
  • A temporary library in a small place
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • Nikki Giovanni ;
  • What is an African American classic?
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • New Black scribe
  • Terry McMillan
  • The pleasure, 1968-2017
  • MFA vs. POC
  • Junot Díaz
  • Create dangerously
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • How to write
  • Introduction:
  • Colson Whitehead
  • From Jamaica to Minnesota to myself
  • Marlon James
  • I once was Miss America
  • Roxane Gay
  • The mecca
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The danger of the single story
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Bonus feature
  • Reading matters
  • What books mean to me
  • President Barack Obama
  • an interview with Michiko Kakutani
  • Stephanie Stokes Oliver
  • The peril, 1800-1900.
  • Suspected of having a book
Control code
ocn989963941
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501154287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501154287
  • (OCoLC)989963941
Label
Black ink : literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing, edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ; foreword by Nikki Giovanni
Publication
Note
Anthology
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Nine years deprived of a sheet of paper
  • Solomon Northrup
  • A whole race begins to read
  • Booker T. Washington
  • The Negro in literature and art
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • The power, 1900-1968
  • Books and things
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Foreword:
  • Poetry is practical
  • Langston Hughes
  • The business of the writer
  • James Baldwin
  • Turning point
  • Malcolm X
  • Lessons in living
  • Maya Angelou
  • Morehouse College
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Our first stories
  • The site of memory
  • Toni Morrison
  • Where are the people of color in children's books?
  • Walter Dean Myers
  • Reading for revolution
  • Stokely Carmichael [Kwame Ture]
  • Twenty-one
  • Alice Walker
  • A temporary library in a small place
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • Nikki Giovanni ;
  • What is an African American classic?
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • New Black scribe
  • Terry McMillan
  • The pleasure, 1968-2017
  • MFA vs. POC
  • Junot Díaz
  • Create dangerously
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • How to write
  • Introduction:
  • Colson Whitehead
  • From Jamaica to Minnesota to myself
  • Marlon James
  • I once was Miss America
  • Roxane Gay
  • The mecca
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The danger of the single story
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Bonus feature
  • Reading matters
  • What books mean to me
  • President Barack Obama
  • an interview with Michiko Kakutani
  • Stephanie Stokes Oliver
  • The peril, 1800-1900.
  • Suspected of having a book
Control code
ocn989963941
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501154287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501154287
  • (OCoLC)989963941

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