African American literature

What Are Characteristics of African American Literature?

November 19, 2011
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The characteristics of African American literature can be endless, however, there are some main features that can generally identify African American stories across the board: Stories are based on real life and family with a HISTORICAL relevance, above any other culture, pertaining to African Americans Stories are taken from the point of view of the […]

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From Where Do I Draw Inspiration For Writing?

November 19, 2011

What inspires me to create the type of suspenseful and dramatic stories that I create comes from a general interest in what I don’t see or read on the market.  Besides that, I love a true, uninhibited story line that draws out the meaning of life and lessons all in one package of shock.  The […]

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Are All African American Stories Based Off Black History?

November 19, 2011
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I have encountered the question from multiple cultures wondering if the bulk of African American stories, or literature, is based on black history, or the experiences of black Americans? Many times, African American writers draw from what they know, or in other words, the truth as they see it, and develop either a fiction or […]

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Is African American Literature An Easy Crossover?

November 19, 2011

It’s been from my own personal experience that other cultures and races engage in reading my books just as much as African Americans.  Therefore, what people call the crossover is very easy due to the fact that many other cultures haven’t the slightest idea about black experiences, and this even follows the smallest item such […]

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Is There A Broad Market For African American Literature?

November 19, 2011

The market is continuously growing for African American literature, and the reason for this is that many African American stories haven’t been told. When I say African American stories, I draw from the fact that there are so many aspects of life and fantasy that have yet to be tapped into from not only an […]

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