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The Harlem Reader
A Celebration of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, from the Renaissance Years to the 21st Century
Written by Herb Boyd

The Harlem Reader
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Category: Fiction - Anthologies (multiple authors)
Imprint: Broadway Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: May 2003
Price: $19.00
Can. Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4681-2 (1-4000-4681-5)
Pages: 336
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From its humble beginnings as a farming district and country retreat for the rich, Harlem rapidly developed and grew to achieve international prominence as the mecca of black art and culture. Then, due to various socio-economic changes and cultural changes, it became a city symbolizing urban decay.

However,during all of its phases there was writing in Harlem—great writing. From Harlem’s most revered icons (such as Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Ann Petry, and Malcolm X) to voices of a new generation (including Willie Perdomo, Mase, Grace Edwards, and Piri Thomas), The Harlem Reader gathers a wealth of these vital impressions, stories, and narratives and blends them with original accounts offered by living storytellers, famous and not so famous.

Unique and comprehensive, this volume captures the dramatic moments and personalities at the core of Harlem’s ever-evolving story. Of interest to students of the Harlem Renaissance, Literature, and African-American Studies.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
HERB BOYD is the national editor at The Black World Today, an online publication. He currently teaches African and African-American history at the College of New Rochelle in Manhattan. Boyd is also coeditor with Robert Allen of the American Book Award–winning collection Brotherman and, more recently, editor of Autobiography of a People. He resides in Harlem with his wife, Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd, also a noted writer and college professor.





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