Essays - Summer 2008

The End of the Black American Narrative


A new century calls for new stories grounded in the present, leaving behind the painful history of slavery and its consequences

By Charles Johnson

June 1, 2008

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Charles Johnson is the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Professor for Excellence in English at the University of Washington (Seattle). A MacArthur fellow, he is author of the National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage and many other works.

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