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Author Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.

Title Langston Hughes and the South African Drum generation : the correspondence / edited by Shane Graham and John Walters ; introduction by Shane Graham
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 199 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Shane Graham -- Letters, 1953-1954 -- Letters, 1955-1959 -- Letters, 1960-1961 -- Letters, 1962 -- Letters, 1963-1967
Summary In 1953 African-American poet Langston Hughes began corresponding with several South African writers variously affiliated with the legendary Drum magazine. Published here for the first time, these letters provide an invaluable glimpse into the growing repression of South African apartheid and the slow but painful progress of the American Civil Rights movement. Revealing a fascinating set of transatlantic friendships between a titan of American letters and a group of writers that includes Peter Clarke, Todd Matshikiza, Bloke Modisane, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Peter Abrahams, and Richard Rive, this volume highlights Hughes's enormous influence on the rise of English-language literature by black and mixed-race writers in South Africa
This collection combines previously unpublished letters between African-American poet Langston Hughes and South-African writers of the 1950s and 1960s with scholarly commentary and criticism. The letters tell a fascinating story of the civil rights movement and apartheid and the struggle to overthrow it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Correspondence
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Drum (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Drum (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence
African American authors -- Correspondence
Authors, South African -- 20th century -- Correspondence
Literary studies: from c 1900 -.
Literary studies: poetry & poets.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African American authors.
Authors, American.
Authors, South African.
Genre/Form Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Graham, Shane.
Walters, John
ISBN 9780230109865