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Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps (1902-1973), produced more than twenty-five novels, anthologies, children's books, and histories of black life, including the novel God Sends Sunday and The Story of the Negro. Bontemps's later years were spent at Fisk University as chief librarian and writer-in-residence.

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American Negro Poetry
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American Negro Poetry

Edited with an Introduction by Arna Bontemps
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

With 200,000 copies in print, this anthology has for decades been seen as a fundamental collection of African-American verse. Bontemps (1902-73), an important figure during and after the Harlem Renaissance,...

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The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man
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The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man

James Weldon Johnson; Introduction by Arna Bontemps
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

James Weldon Johnson's emotionally gripping novel is a landmark in black literary history and, more than eighty years after its original anonymous publication, a classic of American fiction. The...

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