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Darryl Pinckney

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1953– ),

African-American writer, educated at Columbia University. Like the unnamed hero of High Cotton (1992), the novel which established his reputation, Pinckney grew up the...

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Darryl Pinckney

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1953– ),

African-American writer, educated at Columbia University. Like the unnamed hero of High Cotton (1992), the novel which established his reputation, Pinckney grew up the...

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Pinckney, Darryl (1953– )

Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 178 words.

(1953– ),

African-American writer, educated at Columbia University. Like the unnamed hero of High Cotton (1992),

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Philadelphia Fire

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1990) is John Edgar Wideman's seventh novel and the second of his books to receive the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award (Sent for You Yesterday won in 1984). A work that combines public...

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Philadelphia Fire

Robert Elliot Fox.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 552 words.

(1990) is John Edgar Wideman's seventh novel and the second of his books to receive the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award (Sent for You Yesterday won in 1984). A work that combines public...

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Lee, Andrea (<i>born</i> 1953), Print Journalist, Fiction Writer

Valerie Smith.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 451 words.

Andrea Lee was born in Philadelphia in 1953 and graduated from Harvard University. Her first book, Russian Journal (1981), is based upon her experiences in Russia during 1978–1979 and...

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Mumbo Jumbo

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Ishmael Reed's third novel, Mumbo Jumbo (1972) is generally acknowledged to be his masterpiece. Complex, enigmatic, and ecstatic, it is impossible to summarize coherently with any brevity....

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Andrea Lee

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(b. 1953), fiction writer and journalist.

Andrea Lee was born in Philadelphia in 1953 and graduated from Harvard University. Her first book, Russian Journal (1981), is based upon...

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Mumbo Jumbo.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 632 words.

Ishmael Reed's third novel, Mumbo Jumbo (1972) is generally acknowledged to be his masterpiece. Complex, enigmatic, and ecstatic, it is impossible to summarize coherently with any...

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Carter, Vincent O.

Steve Paul.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1333 words.

expatriate writer and artist, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Joseph and Eola Carter. His mother worked in a laundry; his father was a hotel porter. For most of his...

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