Volume 50, Number 1, Spring 2017

Table of Contents

Forgotten Manuscripts

Forgotten Manuscripts: Fenton Johnson’s A Wild Plaint

pp. 1-15
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A Wild Plaint

pp. 6-15
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Interview

The Many Influences of Richard Wright: An Interview with Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

pp. 17-25
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Articles

Dangerous Refuge: Richard Wright and the Swimming Hole

pp. 27-40
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Queer Oedipal Drag in Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song and Baadasssss!

pp. 41-58
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Straight Growth and the Imperial Alternative: Queer-Reading Jamaica Kincaid

pp. 59-73
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Poetry

The Keening

p. 75
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To a Black Father After Fifty

p. 76
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The Father

p. 77
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Book Reviews

The Strangers Book: The Human of African American Literature by Lloyd Pratt (review)

pp. 79-81
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Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction by André M. Carrington (review)

pp. 81-82
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America Dancing: From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk by Megan Pugh (review)

pp. 82-85
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Sounding the Color Line: Music and Race in the Southern Imagination by Erich Nunn (review)

pp. 85-87
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Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery by Tiya Miles (review)

pp. 87-89
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Contributors

p. 91
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