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Black and More than Black – African American Fiction in the Post Era - University Press of Mississippi
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Black and More than Black: African American Fiction in the Post Era

Cameron Leader-Picone


This book analyzes twenty-first century African American fiction through the proliferation of post categories that arose in the new millennium. These post categories—post-black, post-racialism, post-Soul—articulate a shift away from the racial aesthetics associated with the Black Arts Movement and argue for the individual agency of Black artists over the meaning of racial identity in their work. Analyzing key works by Colson Whitehead, Alice Randall, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Paul Beatty, Jesmyn Ward, and Kiese Laymon, this book argues that twenty-first century African American fiction highlig ... More

Keywords: Post-Black, progress, Obama, Racial identity, fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496824516
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496824516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cameron Leader-Picone, author
Kansas State University