A History of African American Autobiography
Author : Joycelyn Moody
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2021-05-31
ISBN 13 : 9781108835541
Pages : 370 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (18 downloads)
Download A History of African American Autobiography PDF Format Full Free by Joycelyn Moody and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-31 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This History explores innovations in African American autobiography since its inception, examining the literary and cultural history of Black self-representation amid life writing studies. By analyzing the different forms of autobiography, including pictorial and personal essays, editorials, oral histories, testimonials, diaries, personal and open letters, and even poetry performance media of autobiographies, this book extends the definition of African American autobiography, revealing how people of African descent have created and defined the Black self in diverse print cultures and literary genres since their arrival in the Americas. It illustrates ways African Americans use life writing and autobiography to address personal and collective Black experiences of identity, family, memory, fulfillment, racism and white supremacy. Individual chapters examine scrapbooks as a source of self-documentation, African American autobiography for children, readings of African American persona poems, mixed-race life writing after the Civil Rights Movement, and autobiographies by African American LGBTQ writers.