restricted access   Volume 50, Number 4, Winter 2017

Table of Contents

Foreword

All Our Names

pp. 343-344
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Poetry & Fiction, 1972-2013

Move!, and: Sounding, and: Masked Angel Costume

pp. 345-351
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Homebound: Homeground, and: A Coltrane Poem: 9 23 98, and: Meditation for Inese, and: An Umbrella of Maple Leaves

pp. 352-356
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The Black Experience Cannot Be Defined in One Way; The Black Experience Cannot Be Summed Up in One Word and: Get Along Cindy

pp. 357-358
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Four from Chapultepec

pp. 359-360
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It Goes Deep; It’s Nothing and: For the Poets (Christopher Okigbo and Henry Dumas)

pp. 361-363
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Ivory Masks in Orbit

p. 364
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Portrait; Children and: Reading Poetry by Henry Dumas While Listening to Cool Jazz

pp. 365-367
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Black Power

p. 368
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Perhaps

p. 369
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Umbra Poets, 1980

pp. 370-374
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Sometimie Woman

p. 375
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Telephone Conversations

p. 376
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The Night She Dreamed She Was Mad; the sculpture at night; The House is the Enemy; beau monde and: The Anesthesia is Taking Effect

p. 377
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After the Heart’s Interrogation; From Across Years; Butterfly-Toed Shoes; Modern Medea and: Basilique

pp. 378-381
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New York Beirut Nagasaki; Spring, 1862; Dear Daughter and: Remembering Sally Hemings

pp. 382-386
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Painting in Sound

pp. 387-389
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Messages: For Ntozake Shange, Secrets in Prophecy; In Paris on a Humble; Neo-African Sculpture; Enemies; The Southpaw; Thelonious; The Doves and: The Poets

pp. 390-398
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The First Suite (from a novel-in-progress)

pp. 399-408
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Wings of the Dove

pp. 409-416
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Dumas

p. 417
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Ode

p. 418
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Praise in Bluesville and: Tribal Differences

pp. 419-423
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Marvin Gaye’s Lament and: What can you do with a fan?

pp. 424-427
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Hairpeace

pp. 428-432
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my father is dead. again.

pp. 433-436
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Soon There Will Be None

pp. 437-442
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The Fence

pp. 443-450
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At the Owl Club, North Gulfport, Mississippi 1950; His Hands; Circa 1922 and: Gesture of a Woman in Process

pp. 451-454
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When the Neighbors Fight

p. 455
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European Folktale Variant; Fancy Cortex and: Selection from Tanka Diary

pp. 456-458
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Ante-Bellum, Autumn 1860, By Abraham Lincoln and: Letter to the (African Baptist) Messiah

pp. 459-463
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Communion; The Pine-Tree Sweetens My Body and: I’ll Take You to Africa

pp. 464-467
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Millie-Christine

pp. 468-471
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Song of the Andoumboulou: 93 and: Door Peep Shall Not Enter

pp. 472-481
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The World’s Shortest African American Story

p. 482
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Sunset

pp. 483-488
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The Branch of Thorns

pp. 489-492
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Essays & Interviews, 1967-1976

A Passing: First Memorial Tribute to Langston Hughes

And Another Passing: Jean Toomer

p. 493
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Literature and Politics: The Black Investment

pp. 494-495
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In Reply: Of Integrity, Hope and Dead Dialogue

pp. 495-496
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The Deification of Booker T. Washington

pp. 497-498
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Black Idiom

pp. 499-505
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The White Critic in a Black World

pp. 506-512
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Balancing the Perspective, a Look at Early Black American Literary Artistry

pp. 513-518
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Interview with Ed Bullins

pp. 519-523
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Contemporary Militant Black Humor

pp. 524-529
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The Poetry of Black Experience as Counterpoint to the Poetry of the Black Aesthetic

pp. 530-534
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Afro-American Literature in the Soviet Union

pp. 535-537
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Hatch-Billops Collection: Archives of Black American Cultural History

pp. 538-539
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“For The Characters Are Myself”: Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro

pp. 540-542
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The Black Writer: A White Perspective

pp. 543-545
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Essays & Interviews, 1977-1986

The Barbershop in Black Literature

pp. 547-553
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Teaching Black-Eyed Susans: An Approach to the Study of Black Women Writers

pp. 554-558
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Defining the Black Voice in Fiction

pp. 559-562
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“‘We Ain’t Going Back There’”: The Idea of Progress in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

pp. 563-566
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Chaos, Complexity and Possibility: The Historical Frequencies of Ralph Waldo Ellison

pp. 567-575
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An Interview with Elma Stuckey

pp. 576-578
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Introductory Remarks about the Black Literary Tradition in the United States of America

pp. 579-586
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Two Fighters on Film

pp. 587-589
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Notes on a Marxist Interpretation of Black American Literature

pp. 591-596
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Nella Larsen’s Passing: A Problem of Interpretation

pp. 597-601
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The Black Critic as Reader

pp. 603-605
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New Directions for Black Feminist Criticism

pp. 606-612
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Black Autobiography and the Comic Vision

pp. 613-618
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A Tribute to Hoyt W. Fuller (1927–1981), In Remembrance of Fire

p. 619
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“In Respect to Females …”: Differences in the Portrayals of Women by Male and Female Narrators

pp. 620-624
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Introduction: Criticism in De Jungle

pp. 625-629
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Negritude and Structuralism

pp. 629-634
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The Critic and Society: Barthes, Leftocracy, and Other Mythologies

pp. 635-648
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On Repetition in Black Culture

pp. 648-656
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Structuralist Criticism and African Fiction: An Analytic Critique

pp. 657-666
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“I Yam What I Am”: Naming and Unnaming in Afro-American Literature

pp. 667-675
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The Distant Closeness of Dancing Doubles: Sterling Brown and William Carlos Williams

pp. 676-682
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Eruptions of Funk: Historicizing Toni Morrison

pp. 683-691
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Formalism Comes to Harlem

pp. 692-697
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The Sighted Eyes and Feeling Heart of Lorraine Hansberry

pp. 698-703
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The Politics of Black Arts

p. 704
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The Free Southern Theatre, 1963–1979

pp. 705-709
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A Conversation with Etheridge Knight

pp. 711-714
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An Interview with Nikki Giovanni

pp. 715-716
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Wright’s Native Son and Two Novels by Zola: A Comparative Study

pp. 717-722
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The Sexual Mountain and Black Women Writers

pp. 723-729
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Beyond Black Macho: An Interview with Michele Wallace

pp. 730-734
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The First Step of Becoming an Art Historian

pp. 735-737
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Essays & Interviews, 1987-1996

On Behalf of Henry Dumas

pp. 739-741
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Henry Dumas’s World of Fiction

pp. 742-745
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Henry Dumas: The Poet of Resurrection

p. 746
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Remembering Prof. Sterling A. Brown, 1901–1989

pp. 747-749
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At the Heart of Shange’s Feminism: An Interview

pp. 751-764
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Revision and (Re)membrance: A Theory of Literary Structures in Literature by African-American Women Writers

pp. 765-779
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Black Macho Revisited: Reflections of a Snap! Queen

pp. 781-786
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An Interview with Charles Burnett

pp. 787-798
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Thoughts and Concepts: The Making of Ashes and Embers

pp. 799-814
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Micheaux: Celebrating Blackness

pp. 815-824
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Encounters: The Film Odyssey of Camille Billops

pp. 825-838
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“The Subject is Money”: Reconsidering the Black Film Audience as a Theoretical Paradigm

pp. 839-850
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Are You as Colored as That Negro?: The Politics of Being Seen in Julie Dash’s Illusions

pp. 851-863
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The Enigma of Arrival: The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

pp. 864-876
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African-American Critical Discourse and the Invention of Cultural Identities

pp. 877-889
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Albert Murray: Literary Reconstruction of the Vernacular Community

pp. 890-898
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Noir by Noirs: Towards a New Realism in Black Cinema

pp. 899-911
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“I was a weird example of Art”: My Amputations as Cubist Confession

pp. 912-922
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Disseminating Heterotopia

pp. 923-933
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Black Music On Radio During the Jazz Age

pp. 934-937
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Popular Fronts: Negro Story Magazine and the African American Literary Response to World War II

pp. 938-948
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The Black Church and the Harlem Renaissance

pp. 949-956
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Oxherding Tale and Siddhartha: Philosophy, Fiction, and the Emergence of a Hidden Tradition

pp. 957-966
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Essays & Interviews, 1997-2012

Reading Rice: A Local Habitation and a Name

pp. 967-977
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A Transplant That Did Not Take: August Wilson’s Views on the Great Migration

pp. 979-986
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“In the Land of Cotton”: Economics and Violence in Jean Toomer’s Cane

pp. 987-1004
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“Mislike Me Not for My Complexion…”: Ira Aldridge in Whiteface

pp. 1005-1012
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Angularity: An Interview with Leon Forrest

pp. 1013-1024
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Sugarcane as History in Paule Marshall’s “To Da-Duh, in Memoriam”

pp. 1025-1032
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Discipline and Craft: An Interview with Sonia Sanchez

pp. 1033-1041
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“A Gentleman of Superior Cultivation and Refinement”: Recovering the Biography of Frank J. Webb

pp. 1043-1054
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Baraka’s Billie Holiday as a Blues Poet of Black Longing

pp. 1055-1062
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The Christian Recorder, Broken Families, and Educated Nations in Julia C. Collins’s Civil War Novel The Curse of Caste

pp. 1063-1074
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Intimate Intercessions in the Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar

pp. 1075-1079
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An Interview with Edward P. Jones

pp. 1081-1098
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True Terror: The Haunting of Spike Lee’s 25th Hour

pp. 1099-1114
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Afterword

Launching Black American Literature Forum, the Progenitor of African American Review

pp. 1115-1120
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Index

Index of Previously Published Works

pp. 1121-1124
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