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Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1967 to the Present (1995)

by Gloria Naylor (Editor)

Other authors: Maya Angelou (Contributor), James Baldwin (Contributor), Toni Cade Bambara (Contributor), Edwidge Danticat (Contributor), Samuel Delany (Contributor)32 more, Alexis DeVeaux (Contributor), Rita Dove (Contributor), Ralph Ellison (Contributor), Carolyn Ferrell (Contributor), Thomas Glave (Contributor), Jewelle Gomez (Contributor), Howard Gordon (Contributor), Sam Greenlee (Contributor), Carolivia Herron (Contributor), Kelvin Christopher James (Contributor), Charles Johnson (Contributor), Edward P. Jones (Contributor), Randall Kenan (Contributor), Jamaica Kincaid (Contributor), Andrea Lee (Contributor), Helen Elaine Lee (Contributor), Clarence Major (Contributor), Colleen McElroy (Contributor), Terry McMillan (Contributor), James Alan McPherson (Contributor), Jess Mowry (Contributor), Gloria Naylor (Contributor), Diane Oliver (Contributor), Anne Petry (Contributor), Jewell Parker Rhodes (Contributor), Ntozake Shange (Contributor), Joyce Carol Thomas (Contributor), Alice Walker (Contributor), Michael Weaver (Contributor), John Edgar Wideman (Contributor), Sherley Anne Williams (Contributor), Shay Youngblood (Contributor)

Series: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers (2)

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Thirty-seven stories on the black experience. They range from Ralph Ellison's Backwacking, A Plea to the Senator, which is a satire on racism, to Sherley Anne William's Meditation on History, the story of a slave uprising, to Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson, on a poor girl's visit to a toy shop for the rich.… (more)

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Thirty-seven stories on the black experience. They range from Ralph Ellison's Backwacking, A Plea to the Senator, which is a satire on racism, to Sherley Anne William's Meditation on History, the story of a slave uprising, to Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson, on a poor girl's visit to a toy shop for the rich.

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  • Editor’s Note
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Children of the Night
  • Part 1: Remembering…
    • Slavery
      • The Tale of Gorgik (1979) / Samuel R. Delaney
      • Meditations on History (1980) / Sherley Anne Williams
      • Damballah (1981) / John Edgar Wideman
      • Louisiana: 1850 (1991) / Jewelle Gomez
    • A Personal Past
      • Remember Him a Outlaw (1972) / Alexis De Veaux
      • Mother (1984) / Andrea Lee
      • Long Distances (1989) / Jewell Parker Rhodes
      • After Dreaming of President Johnson (1992) / Howard Gordon
    • The Changing Times
      • Neighbors (1967) / Diane Oliver
      • The Witness (1971) / Ann Petry
      • Steady Going Up (1972) / Maya Angelou
      • The Lesson (1977) / Toni Cade Bambara
      • Kiswana Browne (1982) / Gloria Naylor
  • Part II: Affirming…
    • The Family
      • Second-Hand Man (1985) / Rita Dove
      • Crusader Rabbit (1988) / Jess Mowry
      • Silences (1990) / Helen Elaine Lee
      • Proper Library (1993) / Carolyn Ferrell
    • The Faith
      • Diary of an African Nun (1973) / Alice Walker
      • In a House of Wooden Monkeys (1989) / Shay Youngblood
      • Young Reverend Zelma Lee Moses (1990) / Joyce Carol Thomas
    • The Self
      • Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (1968) / James Baldwin
      • By the Way of Morning Fire (1983) / Michael Weaver
      • China (1986) / Charles Johnson
  • Part III: Revealing the Self Divided …
    • We Who Have
      • Blackness (1983) / Jamaica Kincaid
      • Lost in the City (1992) / Edward P. Jones
      • Run, Mourner, Run (1992) / Randall Kenan
    • We Who Have Not
      • Blues for Little Prez (1973) / Sam Greenlee
      • Ma'Dear (1990) / Terry McMillan
      • Transaction (1992) / Kelvin Christopher James
    • Them and Us
      • A Loaf of Bread (1972) / James Alan McPherson
      • Backwacking, a Plea to the Senator (1977) / Ralph Ellison
      • The Woman Who Would Eat Flowers (1990) / Colleen McElroy
      • —And Love Them? (1993) / Thonmas Glave
  • Part IV: Moving On …
    • Breaking New Ground
      • An Area in the Cerebral Hemisphere (1975) / Clarence Major
      • oh she gotta head fulla hair (1978) / Ntozake Shange
      • That Place (1987) / Carolivia Herron
    • Launching the Future
      • New York Day Women (1995) / Edwidge Danticat
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