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Ebony Rising: Short Fiction of the Greater Harlem Renaissance Era
by Craig Gable
Ebony Rising is the first comprehensive, gender-balanced collection of short fiction from the greater Harlem Renaissance era (1912-1940). This was a time marked by writing of extraordinary breadth and depth by some of the most famous authors in African American literary history. Among them were Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Dorothy West, and Claude McKa...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Indiana University Press
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When this summer started, I challenged myself to read a few books that were outside of my usual reading range. In addition, throughout the past year I have become increasingly aware of the importance of reading and listening to marginalized voices. Growing up I had always been vaguely aware of what the Harlem Renaissance was and its cultural importance for Black Americans but never really read anything from it. However after spending 3 or 4 days a week in Harlem for my job (I go to school at Col...more