African-American authors have consistently explored the political dimensions of literature and its ability to affect social change. African-American literature has also provided an essential framework for shaping cultural identity and solidarity. From the early slave narratives to the folklore and dialect verse of the Harlem Renaissance to the modern novels of todayShe has published autobiographies, poetry, plays, screenplays, essays, short fiction, childrena#39;s fiction, and, in 2002, an exclusive line of greeting cards for Hallmark. ... Maya Angelou is among the most popular and visible contemporary African-American authors. While the ... Further Reading Angelou, Maya. ... After his graduation from high school, Attaway attended the University of Illinois in Urbana.
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