Holloway is the first to call our attention to a trend of many prominent African American writers such as Maya Angelou, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, ...Show synopsisHolloway is the first to call our attention to a trend of many prominent African American writers such as Maya Angelou, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and Zora Neale Hurston. Their autobiographies and memoirs are marked with booklists-records of their own readings. She examines these, along with the trends in Oprah Winfrey's book club, raising the questions: What does it mean for prominent African Americans to associate themselves with European learning? How do books by black authors fare in the hierarchy of a booklist?Hide synopsis
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