Best African American fiction, 2010 / Gerald Early, series editor ; Nikki Giovanni, guest editor.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: A collection that celebrates the contributions of African-American authors features short stories and novel excerpts by Michael Thomas, Jacqueline Woodson, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, Stephen Carter, and Christopher Paul Curtis.
    • ISBN:
      9780553806908 : HRD
      0553806904 : HRD
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    • ABNT:
      EARLY, G. (EDT)/ G. N. (EDT); EARLY, G. L.; GIOVANNI, N. Best African American fiction, 2010. [s. l.]: One World Books, 2010. ISBN 9780553806908. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Early G (EDT)/ GN (EDT), Early GL, Giovanni N. Best African American Fiction, 2010. One World Books; 2010. Accessed August 12, 2020.
    • APA:
      Early, G. (EDT)/ G. N. (EDT), Early, G. L., & Giovanni, N. (2010). Best African American fiction, 2010. One World Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Early, Gerald (EDT)/ Giovanni, Nikki (EDT), Gerald Lyn Early, and Nikki Giovanni. 2010. Best African American Fiction, 2010. One World Books.
    • Harvard:
      Early, G. (EDT)/ G. N. (EDT), Early, G. L. and Giovanni, N. (2010) Best African American fiction, 2010. One World Books. Available at: (Accessed: 12 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Early, G (EDT)/ GN (EDT), Early, GL & Giovanni, N 2010, Best African American fiction, 2010, One World Books, viewed 12 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Early, Gerald (EDT)/ Giovanni, Nikki (EDT), et al. Best African American Fiction, 2010. One World Books, 2010. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Early, Gerald (EDT)/ Giovanni, Nikki (EDT), Gerald Lyn Early, and Nikki Giovanni. Best African American Fiction, 2010. One World Books, 2010.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Early G (EDT)/ GN (EDT), Early GL, Giovanni N. Best African American fiction, 2010 [Internet]. One World Books; 2010 [cited 2020 Aug 12]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2009 December #1

Once again, this annual collection of fiction by African American writers highlights a wide scope of talent and subjects as broad and sweeping as the African diaspora. Editor Early and guest editor Giovanni offer a range of well-known and emerging writers, including excerpts from young-adult literature. From Edwidge Danticat comes a story of a young man working in his parent's restaurant in rural Haiti while dreaming of creating a radio program to air the tensions between the gangs, the police, and the innocents caught in the cross-fire, the unspoken atrocities of gang violence and a corrupt government. John Edgar Wideman offers a collection of microstories, snatches from his own life and all of our lives, connected and disconnected by yearnings for personal fulfillment and social justice. From Glenville Lovell, there is a story of the nightmares of a wife of a high-ranking official in an unnamed nation where citizens are tortured and killed. The collection also includes the work of Colson Whitehead, Amina Gautier, Jewell Parker Rhodes, and Desiree Cooper, among others. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2009 November #2

The African American experience is not monolithic but woven by occurrences that bind members of the expansive culture. This second annual anthology captures this diversity and follows the exhilarating debut edition by highlighting stories of Saturday barbershop lessons (David Nicholson's "A Few Good Men"), the challenges of upward mobility (Desiree Cooper's "Night Coming"), and generational divisions (Amina Gautier's "Been Meaning To Say"). The most beautiful and touching composition is award winner Chris Abani's "Three Letters, One Song & a Refrain," in which a young woman reflects on her spiritual battles in a war-torn country. Early (English, African, & African American studies, Washington Univ. in St. Louis) and this year's guest editor, poet Giovanni (Bicycles: Love Poems), impressively highlight quality urban fiction with Glenville Lovell's "Out of Body." VERDICT Featuring recognized and fresh names, this series easily rivals Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction (1990) and will appeal to all lovers of contemporary short story collections.—Ashanti White, Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro

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PW Reviews 2009 October #3

Series editor, culture critic and essayist Early and guest editor Giovanni, the noted poet and children's author (Hip Hop Speaks to Children), do an outstanding job of choosing important and stirring short stories and novel excerpts from outstanding authors for this second volume in the series. Ranging from historical to contemporary pieces that cover African and multicultural issues, the standouts are many: Maria Eliza Hamilton Abegunde's "The Ariran's Last Life," the reflections of a former African slave; Desiree Cooper's tale of a pregnant Detroit wife who fears a terrifying "Night Coming"; Edwidge Danticat's inspired story "Ghosts," which evokes life in Haiti; Glenville Lovell's "Out of Body," about the brutal awakening of an undertaker's son; Jewell Parker Rhodes's African vampire-haunted "Yellow Moon," a novel excerpt about Dr. Marie Levant, descendant of voodoo queen Marie Laveau; Colson Whitehead's wonderfully rueful BB gun memory, "The Gangsters"; and Dorothy Sterling's poignant YA novel excerpt, "Mary Jane." The collection gives a glorious overview of black literature published in 2010 in a volume that's not to be missed. (Jan.)

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