The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fiction

The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fiction

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In college and graduate school, Jewell Parker Rhodes never encountered a single reading assignment or exercise that featured a person of color. Now she has made it her mission to rectify the situation, gathering advice and inspiring tips tailored for African Americans seeking to express their life experiences. Comprehensive and totally energizing, the African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Nonfiction bursts with supportive topics such as: AmFinding your voice AmGetting to know your literary ancestors AmOvercoming a bruised ego and finding the determination to pursue your dreams AmGathering material and conducting research AmTapping sweet, bittersweet, and joyful memories AmKnowing when to keep revising, and when to let go The guide also features unforgettable excerpts from luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Brent Staples, Houston Baker, and pointers from bestselling African American authors Patrice Gaines, E. Lynn Harris, James McBride, John Hope Franklin, Pearl Cleage, Edwidge Danticat, and many others. It is a uniquely nurturing and informative touchstone for affirming, bearing witness, leaving a legacy, and celebrating the remarkable journey of the self. From the Trade Paperback edition.PERSONAL ESSAY, NO. 1 ... I was The Man: single, thirtysomething and secure in my dream job as a journalist. ... Back in high school, for instance, Ia#39;d written a paper for my English class called a€œIs It Worth It?a€ Several teachers, friends andanbsp;...

Title:The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fiction
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher:Broadway Books - 2002-02-05

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