||A Treasury of
African-American Christmas Stories, Vol II
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
A Treasury of African-American Christmas Stories, Vol II
About this Book
The perfect Christmas gift-including pieces from such literary giants as John
Henrik Clarke and Langston Hughes, as well as gems from rediscovered writers.
African-American Christmas, historically a very important time for celebration,
reflection, and reunion within the African-American community, is again the
subject of a collection of poignant and historic stories compiled and edited by
Professor Bettye Collier-Thomas. Written by and about African-Americans and
containing gems dating from the late nineteenth century through the Depression
era, this collection reflects the Christmas experiences of everyday
African-Americans and illuminates themes such as racial injustice and a
distinct concept of black culture common to writers who were part of the
burgeoning Harlem Renaissance. Stories by such esteemed authors as John Henrik
Clarke and Langston Hughes are presented alongside pieces from newly
rediscovered writers and focus on universal themes such as familial and
romantic love, Christian faith, and the existence of Santa Claus, and more
serious topics such as racism, violence, poverty, and racial identity.
Beautifully packaged and meticulously collected, this second volume of A
Treasury of African-American Christmas Stories is sure to find a place next to
the first as a prized possession in many households.