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Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement - University Press of Mississippi
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Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Carmen L. Phelps


A disproportionate number of male writers, including such figures as Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, Maulana Karenga, and Haki Madhubuti, continue to be credited for constructing the iconic and ideological foundations for what would be perpetuated as the Black Art Movement (BAM). Though there has arisen an increasing amount of scholarship that recognizes leading women artists, activists, and leaders of this period, these new perspectives have yet to recognize adequately the ways women aspired to far more than a mere dismantling of male-oriented ideals. This book examines the work of several women ar ... More

Keywords: Black Art Movement, women artists, male-oriented ideals, Chicago, Angela Jackson, Johari Amiri, Carolyn Rodgers, women’s writing, BAM aesthetic, social conventions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617036804
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carmen L. Phelps, author