Black Writers are Not Balsalmic Vinegar: On Reductive Interpretations of African American Writers

How are early African American writers like balsamic vinegar? Perhaps you don’t have a whole lot of experience with early African American writers—I don’t really either. Admittedly, for many people, the thought of reading a text written in 18th century America (by someone of any race) may induce terror, nausea,[…]

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