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Being and Race: Black Writing Since 1970

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Hardcover, 132 pages
Published February 1st 1988 by Indiana University Press
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Gabrielle
I'm on the fence about recommending this book or appreciating Johnson, and I have his work on my shelves. So far, he's opaque to me as a fiction writer. That may not be all his fault. The light--to me--shines quite brightly on where he may be at. Simply stated: only black male writers, it appears, has his support and attention, and even here, it's pretty conditional. His prejudices are way obvious. He seems a member of the Albert Murray school of black writing. The vehemence of his attack on A ...more
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Charles R. Johnson is an American scholar and author of novels, short stories, and essays. Johnson, an African-American, has directly addressed the issues of black life in America in novels such as Middle Passage and Dreamer. Johnson first came to prominence in the 1960s as a political cartoonist, at which time he was also involved in radical politics. In 1970, he published a collection of cartoon
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