Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes; Fiction and Poetry

Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition

Edited by Trudier Harris (NHC Fellow, 1996–97; NHC Fellow, 2018–19), Patricia Liggins Hill, and Bernard W. Bell

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998

From the publisher’s description:

More than a decade in the making, Call and Response is a ground-breaking anthology of African American literature, unique in its placing equal emphasis on the written and the oral dimensions of the black aesthetic. It traces the centuries-long emergence of this distinct literary tradition from its earliest roots in African proverbs, folktales, and chants to its latest flowering in the works of such writers as Rita Dove, August Wilson, and Terry McMillan. 

Subjects
Literature / Fiction and Poetry / Literary Criticism / African American Literature / American Literature /

Harris, Trudier (NHC Fellow, 1996–97; NHC Fellow, 2018–19), ed. Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition. Edited by Trudier Harris, Patricia Liggins Hill, and Bernard W. Bell. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.