African Diasporic Short Fiction Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Short Story Criticism)

The Best Short Stories by Negro Writers: An Anthology from 1899 to the Present [edited by Langston Hughes] (anthology) 1967
The Black Woman: An Anthology [edited by Toni Cade] (anthology) 1970
From the Roots: Short Stories by Black American [edited by Charles L. James] (anthology) 1970
Ten Times Black: Stories from the Black Experience [edited by Julian Mayfield] (anthology) 1972
Black-Eyed Susans: Classic Stories by and for Black Women [edited by Mary Helen Washington] (anthology) 1975
Caribbean New Wave: Contemporary Short Stories [edited by Stewart Brown] (anthology) 1990
Short Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920 [edited by Elizabeth Ammons] 1991
Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present [edited by Margaret Busby] (anthology) 1992
Calling the Wind: Twentieth Century African-American Short Stories [edited by Clarence Major] (anthology) 1993
The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by Women [edited by Marcy Knopf] (anthology) 1993
Centers of the Self: Stories by Black American Women, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present [edited by Judith A. Hamer and Martin J. Hamer] (anthology) 1994
Fiery Spirits: A Collection of Short Fiction and Poetry by Canadian Writers of African Descent [edited by Ayanna Black] (anthology) 1994
Ancestral House: The Black Short Story in the Americas and Europe [edited by Charles H. Rowell] (anthology) 1995
Revolutionary Tales: African American Women's Short Stories, from the First Story to the Present [edited by Bill Mullen] (anthology) 1995
Black American Short Stories: One Hundred Years of the Best [edited by John Henrik Clarke] (anthology) 1999
The African American West: A Century of Short Stories [edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Laurie Champion] (anthology) 2000
Ebony Rising: Short Fiction of the Greater Harlem Renaissance Era [edited by Craig Gable] (anthology) 2004

Tina McElroy Ansa
“Willie Bea and Jaybird” (short story) 1991

James Baldwin
Going to Meet the Man (short stories) 1965
This Morning, This Evening, So Soon (novella) 1967

Toni Cade Bambara
Gorilla, My Love (short stories) 1972
The Sea Birds Are Still Alive: Collected Stories (short stories) 1977

Marita Bonner
Frye Street and...

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