Black Women Writers at Work



Black Women Writers at Work

This edition

"Black Women Writers at Work". Ed. Claudia Tate. New York: Continuum, 1983. xxvi+213 pp.

Other editions, reprints, and translations

• Reprinted Harpenden, UK: Oldcastle, 1985. xxvi+213 pp.
• Reprinted Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2023. xiii+298 pp.

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Table of contents

• Tillie Olsen / Foreword
• Claudia Tate / Introduction
• Maya Angelou / [Interview]
• Toni Cade Bambara / [Interview]
• Gwendolyn Brooks / [Interview]
• Alexis Deveaux / [Interview]
• Nikki Giovanni / [Interview]
• Kristin Hunter / [Interview]
• Gayl Jones / [Interview]
• Audre Lorde / [Interview]
• Toni Morrison / [Interview]
• Sonia Sanchez / [Interview]
• Ntozake Shange / [Interview]
• Alice Walker / [Interview]
• Margaret Walker / [Interview]
• Sherley Anne Williams / [Interview]

About the anthology

Contains a collection of interviews with fourteen Black women authors.

Publisher's description

"Through candid interviews with Maya Angelou, Toni Cade Bambara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alexis De Veaux, Nikki Giovanni, Kristin Hunter, Gayl Jones, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Margaret Walker, and Sherley Anne Williams, the book highlights the practices and critical linkages between the work and lived experiences of Black women writers whose contributions to the literary world laid the foundation for many who have come after. Responding to questions about why and for whom they write, and how they perceive their responsibility to their work, to others, and to society, the featured playwrights, poets, novelists, and essayists provide a window into the connections between their lives and their art."

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