Nineteen-nineties' reprint of the Harlem Renaissance's classic manifesto.
The wealth of material is nothing short of stunning, and the list of contributors is the who's who of the movement (by the way there is a Who's Who at the end of the volume). Poetry, short stories, essays, theatre, music, fantastic illustrations & decoration; & all of it is excellent.
85 years on, this book still rules.
Besides, its historical significance cannot be underestimated: it heralded, maybe for the first time (albeit The Souls of Black Folks), the American century as the African-American century....Continua