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This six-part series introduces students to six of America’s most highly acclaimed contemporary writers: Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman, and August Wilson. With works ranging from plays to poetry to essays, short stories, and novels, the works of these multi-award-winning authors has helped to define the 21st century literary canon. 6 parts, 22–31 minutes each.

Length: 157 minutes

Item#: BVL49737

Copyright date: ©1982

Reviews & Awards

“A valuable introduction to contemporary African American writers.”  Booklist    


“Thought-provoking....Serves as a fine introduction to the works of the authors.”  Video Librarian   


“Has the tonic effect of revealing how rich and varied are the hearts and minds behind African American writing.”  Library Journal

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