Through the Ivory Gate: A Novel | National Humanities Center

Work of the Fellows: Fiction and Poetry

Through the Ivory Gate: A Novel

By Rita Dove (NHC Fellow, 1988–89)

Novels; Racism; Families; African Americans; African American Literature; Women Authors; American Literature

New York: Pantheon Books, 1992

From the publisher’s description:

When a woman returns to her Midwestern hometown as an artist-in-residence to teach puppetry to schoolchildren, her homecoming also means grappling with artistic ambition, memories of rejected love, and shocking truths about her family.

Fiction and Poetry / Novels / Racism / Families / African Americans / African American Literature / Women Authors / American Literature /

Dove, Rita (NHC Fellow, 1988–89). Through the Ivory Gate: A Novel. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.