African American Authors

During the American Civil Rights movement, authors like Richard Wright, as well as streams of Gwendolyn, have written about problems with racial segregation, as well as about Black Nationalism. As more and more black authors started producing bestsellers and award winners, the book African-American became traditional in the 70s. Around this time, the disciples began to accept African American authors and African American novels, as a legitimate part of the literary canon.

Toni Morrison became an editor for Random House in the 60s and 70s; and she helped to promote literature and black writers in publishing books by authors such as Cade Bambara, Gayl Jones and Toni. She later became an important African American author of the 20th century, in her own right. She wrote her first novel, The Bluest Eye, in 1970. “Beloved”, which took the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988, is her most famous novel. This novel, which won a prize, is about a slave who decided to kill his baby daughter to keep her from being a slave. The Song of Solomon, which delves into the themes of materialism and Brotherhood, is another major novel. The first female African-American, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, was Morrison.

A famous essay returning Zora Neale Hurston, with his classic novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was brought to the attention of the literary world, by Alice Walker, a poet and novelist from 70 years. Alice walker has brought home, the Pulitzer Prize for the color purple, as the reward of American-book. The main character in the color purple, Celie, says the tale of a girl who had no choice in marriage but to an abusive husband after having been increased by a step dad who used to mistreat sexually. Later, the novel was made into a film by Steven Spielberg.

The fiction genre is another intersection of literature that is African American. Chester Himes is one of the most famous of its kind, its series of pulp novels about detectives ‘coffin’ Ed Johnson of New York and “Gravedigger” Jones was well known during the 50s and 60s. The influence of earlier novels of Himes can be seen in crime fiction by Hugh Holton and Walter Mosley.

A great moment was when Edward P. Jones won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004, for “fiction for the known world,” a novel about a black slaveholder who was in the pre-war.

During the American Civil Rights movement, authors like Richard Wright, as well as streams of Gwendolyn, have written about problems with racial segregation, as well as about Black Nationalism. As more and more black authors started producing bestsellers and award winners, the book African-American became traditional in the 70s. Around this time, the disciples began to accept African American authors and African American novels, as a legitimate part of the literary canon.

Toni Morrison became an editor for Random House in the 60s and 70s; and she helped to promote literature and black writers in publishing books by authors such as Cade Bambara, Gayl Jones and Toni. She later became an important African American author of the 20th century, in her own right. She wrote her first novel, The Bluest Eye, in 1970. “Beloved”, which took the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988, is her most famous novel. This novel, which won a prize, is about a slave who decided to kill his baby daughter to keep her from being a slave. The Song of Solomon, which delves into the themes of materialism and Brotherhood, is another major novel. The first female African-American, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, was Morrison.

A famous essay returning Zora Neale Hurston, with his classic novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was brought to the attention of the literary world, by Alice Walker, a poet and novelist from 70 years. Alice walker has brought home, the Pulitzer Prize for the color purple, as the reward of American-book. The main character in the color purple, Celie, says the tale of a girl who had no choice in marriage but to an abusive husband after having been increased by a step dad who used to mistreat sexually. Later, the novel was made into a film by Steven Spielberg.

The fiction genre is another intersection of literature that is African American. Chester Himes is one of the most famous of its kind, its series of pulp novels about detectives ‘coffin’ Ed Johnson of New York and “Gravedigger” Jones was well known during the 50s and 60s. The influence of earlier novels of Himes can be seen in crime fiction by Hugh Holton and Walter Mosley.

A great moment was when Edward P. Jones won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004, for “fiction for the known world,” a novel about a black slaveholder who was in the pre-war.