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Africana Studies : African American Literature

This research guide can be used as a companion for the study of the African Diaspora, Africana, and African American Studies.

Maya Angelou


“Spelman College on Campus Poster,” GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning - Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, accessed September 26, 2022,


Notable Books

Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) at Spelman College (1992)

Literature and the Urban Experience (1977) - Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni "A Conversation"

n 1971 James Baldwin sat down to have an honest and open conversation with Nikki Giovanni about the state of affairs between the Black men and women of the time. They discuss relationships, "village" building and raising families.

Notable Books