Carrying on a tradition established in 1987 by the Continuum Publishing Company, St. James Press is proud to present the first all new edition of "Modern Black Writers." We've kept all the features that prompted CHOICE to declare the 1st edition "An excellent introduction to 20th-century literature by black writers. Highly recommended," and updated it with new authors, new criticisms and new features to make it easier to use. This edition covers approximately 170 of the most important black novelists, poets and dramatists of the 20th century, from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean. You'll find updated critical analysis of all authors, including 20 new to this edition. Look for criticism on: Toni Cade Bambara Alice Childress Michael S. Harper Terry McMillan Walter Moseley Ntozake Shange Wole Soyinka And many others
New to this edition, users will find biographies and full source citations incorporated within each entry. To help facilitate research, users will find a list of advisors, a list of authors by country, an introduction with background on the importance of black writers in the 20th century and an index to critics.