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Published: 07 January 2015

248 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199398881

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Playing in the White

Black Writers, White Subjects

Stephanie Li

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Emphasizes understudied novels by key African American writers
  • Argues that race cannot be escaped and the very attempt to do so constitutes a racialized act
  • Offers a new way to conceptualize African American literature as not solely defined by works written by and about black writers