Bibliography (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
Beaulieu, Elizabeth Ann. Black Women Writers and the American Neo-Slave Novel: Femininity Unfettered. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999. Cooper is one of several African American female writers whose use of slavery as a trope is analyzed.
Mullaney, Janet Palmer. “Headnote to ‘A Jewel for a Friend.’” In Women’s Friendships: A Collection of Short Stories, edited by Susan Koppelman. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. Contains an interview with Cooper with insights into her compositional techniques and purposes.
Oliver, Stephanie Stokes. “From Paper Dolls to Paperbacks.” Essence, May, 1991. A review of Family with a short interview with Cooper.
Peterson, Bernard L., Jr. Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays: A Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Lists Cooper’s plays providing synopses of each.
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