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  Volume 43, Number 4, Winter 2009

Table of Contents

Staging the Garveyite Home: Black Masculinity, Failure, and Redemption in Theodore Ward's Big White Fog

pp. 557-576

Moses, Man of Oppression: A Twentieth-Century African American Critique of Western Theocracy

pp. 577-588

Trumpets, Horns, and Typewriters: A Call and Response between Ralph Ellison and Frederick Douglass

pp. 589-604

"The White Women All Go for Sex": Frances Harper on Suffrage, Citizenship, and the Reconstruction South

pp. 605-620

Race, Faces, and False Fronts: Shakespearean Signifying in the Colored American Magazine

pp. 621-631

Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Marshall Circle: Racial Representation from Blackface to Black Naturalism

pp. 633-654

A Life in Proverbs: An Interview with Anand Prahlad

pp. 655-660

African American Whiteness in Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills

pp. 661-679

Instruments More Perfect than Bodies: Romancing Uplift in Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist

pp. 681-698

"Families make the best enemies": Paradoxes of Narcissistic Identification in Toni Morrison's Love

pp. 699-712


Song of the Andoumboulou: 93, and: Door Peep Shall Not Enter

pp. 713-722

Driving Alone, and: This Precious and Only

p. 723

At The Speed Of Darkness

pp. 725-727

Ballad of the Oscine

p. 729

Question of Origin

p. 731

Sax, and: Signature, and: The Rhythm Method

pp. 733-734

the swordsman, and: this is a good building, and: before and after (on the occasion of the third anniversary of the katrina disaster)

pp. 735-737


Pinch Hitter

pp. 739-747

Book Reviews

Clotel, by William Wells Brown: An Electronic Scholarly Edition (review)

pp. 749-751

The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (review)

pp. 751-753

Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature (review)

pp. 753-755

Beyond Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Culture of Uplift, Identity, and Politics in Black Musical Theater (review)

pp. 755-757

At Home Inside: A Daughter's Tribute to Ann Petry (review)

pp. 757-758

Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher, and: Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry (review)

pp. 759-762

Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance (review)

pp. 762-763

Cotton's Queer Relations: Same-Sex Intimacy and the Literature of the Southern Plantation, 1936-1968 (review)

pp. 764-765

Black Frankenstein: The Making of an American Metaphor (review)

pp. 765-766

New Essays on the African American Novel: From Hurston and Ellison to Morrison and Whitehead (review)

pp. 767-768

Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial (review)

pp. 768-770

Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power after Slavery (review)

pp. 770-772

Winners Have Yet to Be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway (review)

pp. 773-774

The Funk Era and Beyond: New Perspectives on Black Popular Culture (review)

pp. 774-776

James Baldwin's Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile (review)

pp. 776-778

Suzan-Lori Parks (review)

pp. 778-780

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend (review)

pp. 780-781

Signs of Race in Poststructuralism: Toward a Transformative Theory of Race (review)

pp. 782-783

Postmodern American Literature and Its Other (review)

pp. 783-785

Zong! (review)

pp. 785-787



pp. 789-791