Selwyn R. Cudjoe

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An Ideological Trick-Bag

On Sunday, October 5, 1980 The New York Times Magazine devoted two articles to the topic: "The Black Plight: Race

Afro-American Literature

It was left to Ralph Ellison to develop the Afro-American in all of his indivisible and invisible wholeness. In the

Afro-American Lit (Cont.)

But literature is a universal phenomenon. To be literature, any piece of work must fit certain well-defined canons by which

Afro-American Literature?

I teach Afro-American Literature because I am trained in literature, and because Afro-American literature is the literature of my people,