Women of the Harlem Renaissance: Poems and Stories
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that saw an explosion of Black art, music and writing, yet few female creatives are remembered alongside their male counterparts.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited by Marissa Constantinou and introduced by Professor Kate Dossett.
Exploring subjects from love, loss and motherhood to jazz, passing and Jim Crow law, the poems and stories collected in this anthology celebrate the women of colour at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance. Alice Dunbar-Nelson parades through New Orleans in ‘A Carnival Jangle’ whilst Carrie Williams Clifford takes to Fifth Avenue in ‘Silent Protest Parade’, and Nella Larsen seeks a mother’s protection in ‘Sanctuary’. Showcasing popular authors alongside writers you might discover for the first time, this collection of daring and disruptive writing encapsulates early twentieth-century America in surprising and beautiful ways.
About the Author
Women of the Harlem Renaissance features writing by: Carrie Williams Clifford, Clara Ann Thompson, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Nella Larsen, Leila Amos Pendleton, Eloise Bibb Thompson, Olivia Ward Bush, Gertrude Mossell, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Gwendolyn Bennett, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Angelina Weld Grimke and Marita Bonner.
Kate Dossett is an award-winning historian of the twentieth century United States. She has published widely on Black cultural and literary histories, including her prize-winning books, Bridging Race Divides: Black Feminism, Nationalism, and Integration, 1896-1935 and Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal. She is currently Professor of American History at the University of Leeds.