Thursday, September 24, 2015
Literary criticism for African American audiences
Hoyt Fuller, among others, had made the case that "white" publications were not taking black artistic writing seriously. Hence, Negro Digest/Black World, for instance, produced so many reviews and criticism related to in part to model what active engagements with black poetry looked like.
Reading through issues of Negro Digest/Black World and it becomes evident that the production of writings for African American audiences is part of what gave the writers and editors a sense of purpose.
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