Black Regions of the Imagination
African American Writers Between the Nation and the WorldPaperback - 2013
Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Chester Himes have all enlightened mainstream (white) audiences about their race and culture. Focusing on fiction and non-fiction produced between the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, Eve Dunbar's important book, Black Regions of the Imagination examines how these African American writers-who lived and travelled outside the United States-both document and re-imagine their homegrown racial experiences within a worldly framework. From Hurston's participant-observational accounts and Wrights' travel writing to Baldwin's Another Country and Himes' detective fiction, these writers helped develop the concept of a region of blackness that resists boundaries of genre.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
Characteristics: xvii, 212 p. ; 23 cm.