restricted access   Volume 50, Number 1, Spring 2017

Table of Contents

Forgotten Manuscripts

Forgotten Manuscripts: Fenton Johnson’s A Wild Plaint

pp. 1-15

A Wild Plaint

pp. 6-15


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

pp. 17-25


Dangerous Refuge: Richard Wright and the Swimming Hole

pp. 27-40

Queer Oedipal Drag in Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song and Baadasssss!

pp. 41-58

Straight Growth and the Imperial Alternative: Queer-Reading Jamaica Kincaid

pp. 59-73


The Keening

p. 75

To a Black Father After Fifty

p. 76

The Father

p. 77

Book Reviews

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

pp. 79-81

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

pp. 81-82

America Dancing: From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk by Megan Pugh (review)

pp. 82-85

Sounding the Color Line: Music and Race in the Southern Imagination by Erich Nunn (review)

pp. 85-87

Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery by Tiya Miles (review)

pp. 87-89


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