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  Volume 27, Number 1, Summer 2012

Table of Contents

A Thank-You to Becky and Joe Hogan

pp. ii-iii


The Futures of African American Life Writing

pp. 1-18

Matthew Henson and the Antinomies of Racial Uplift

pp. 19-44

Coercions, Conversions, Subversions: The Nineteenth-Century Slave Narratives of Omar ibn Said, Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua, and Nicholas Said

pp. 45-66

“I Got a Home in That Rock”: Paul Robeson’s Here I Stand and Cold War Resistance to McCarthyism

pp. 67-100

Maya Angelou’s Memoirs in the “Gastronomic Contact Zone”: Seriality and Citizenship

pp. 101-126

Angela Nissel from Blog to Books: Authorship and the Digital Public Sphere

pp. 127-152

“I hadn’t joined church yet, and I wasn’t scared of anybody”: Violence and Homosociality in Early Black Men’s Christian Narratives

pp. 153-182

Born Into This Body: Black Women’s Use of Buddhism in Autobiographical Narratives

pp. 183-210

Grafted Belongings: Identification in Autobiographical Narratives of African American Transracial Adoptees

pp. 211-230


On Diary (review)

pp. 231-234

Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers (review)

pp. 235-237



pp. 238-240

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