How I Wrote Jubilee and Other Essays on Life and Literature. (Signed)
The story behind a key work in 20th century African-American fiction
A member of the Chicago Black Renaissance, Margaret Walker (1915–1998) was the first woman to receive a national writing prize (1942) and her novel Jubilee (1966) is a key landmark work. Historical fiction based on the life of Walker’s great-grandmother, Jubilee “inspired others to record the Afro-American experience through prose, poems, short stories and novels.” (Blockson)
“This collection of essays and speeches illuminates Margaret Walker’s importance to the history of ideas that has been reflected in Black writing in America for half a century ... In commenting upon the culture of America and the ideas so central to it –religion, family, racial consciousness, the role of women– these essays serve as a useful introduction to Margaret Walker’s thought.” (Introduction)
From the collection of Oliver St. Clair Franklin, OBE, Honorary Consul, British Honorary Consulate, Philadelphia and inscribed to him.
Description: How I Wrote Jubilee and Other Essays on Life and Literature. (Signed)
New York: Feminist Press, (1990). 170 pages. First softcover edition. 8vo. Illustrated. A fine copy.