Black Refusal, Black Magic: Reading African American Literature Now.

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The article explores the themes of audience, form, region, and labor in 21st-century African American literature. Emphasis is given to topics such as the emergence of speculative fiction in African American literary culture, the U.S. South as a site of black subjectivity and cultural expression, and elitism in print culture.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-789
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Literary History
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017



  • AFRICAN American literature -- History & criticism
  • LITERATURE & society -- United States
  • LITERARY form
  • PRINT culture
  • SPECULATIVE fiction
  • SOUTHERN States

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