Women's studies/African-American Women Writers
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- Black, K. What books by African American women writers were acquired by American academic libraries?: A study of institutional legitimation, exclusion, and implicit censorship. Lewiston, NY: Mellen. (2009 - ISBN 978-0-7734-3792-0)
Brown Girl, Brownstones
- Marshall, Paule Brown Girl, Brownstones, The Feminist Press, New York (1959; IBSN 1-55861-149-5).
A novel about about Barabadian immigrants girls growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Martin Japtok, "Paule Marshall's Brown Girl, Brownstones: reconciling ethnicity and individualism in African American Review, Summer, 1998
- Kimberly W. Benston, "Architectural Imagery and Unity in Paule Marshall's 'Brown Girl, Brownstones' " Negro American Literature Forum, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Autumn, 1975), pp. 67–70
- "Paule Marshall, Brown Girl, Brownstones: Pioneering Change in Literary Study" Conference "honoring Paule Marshall and celebrating the fortieth-anniversary of her seminal work, on Friday, February 12, 1999, at Howard University, Washington, D.C
Winner of the Pullitzer Prize for Fiction in 1998. Beloved is a story of slavery, brief freedom, and their lasting psychological presence.
- Andrews, William L & McKay, nelley Y. "Toni Morrison's Beloved: A Casebook oxford University Press, 1999.
- Lorde, Audre, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
- Lorde, Audre, Sister outsider: essays and speeches', Berkely, California, The Crossing Press. (1984)
Sassfrass, Cypress, & Indigo
- Shange, Ntozake For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow is Enuf: A Choreopoem
- Mullen, Harryette, Artistic Expression was Flowing Everywhere: Alison Mills and Ntozake Shange, Black Bohemian Feminists in the 1970s, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, Spring 2004, Vol. 4, No. 2, Pages 205-235.
- Clark, Patricia E, Archiving Epistemologies and the Narrativity of Recepies in Ntozake Shange's Sassfrass, Cypress, & Indigo Callaloo, Volume 30, Number 1, Winter 2007, The Johns Hopkins University Press pp. 150-162 E-ISSN: 1080-6512 Print ISSN: 0161-2492