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William H. Banks, Jr.

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WILLIAM H. BANKS, JR., is the executive director of the Harlem Writers Guild. His first book, A Love So Fine, was published in 1974 and is widely regarded as the first African American romance novel. He is a professor at New School University and the host of In Our Own Words, the only regularly scheduled television program dedicated exclusively to black writing.

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Beloved Harlem
A Literary Tribute to Black America's Most Famous Neighborhood, From the Classics to The Contemporary
Written by William H. Banks, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 2, 2005
Price: $27.00

A passionate ode to an American mecca, Beloved Harlem is a literary look into the vibrant African-American haven, edited by one of its celebrated native sons. William H. Banks, Jr., award-winning writer and Executive Director of the esteemed Harlem Writers Guild, combines the classics with the contemporary as he showcases some... Read more >
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Beloved Harlem
A Literary Tribute to Black America's Most Famous Neighborhood, From the Classics to The Contemporary
Written by William H. Banks, Jr.


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Price: $20.99

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