The African-American Literary Cannon
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This paper defines and discusses the African-American literary canon. It shows how African-American writers and literature differ from British and American writers and discusses specific characteristics of African-American writing. The paper then looks at how African-American literature has been pertinently divided into periods by Henry Louis Gates and provides a brief historical view of these periods.
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