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African American Literature: Home

This guide will introduce African American Literature resources available to Pepperdine University students.

African American Review


African American Review

Vol. 43 (2009) through current issue

Available in Project Muse

As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, the quarterly journal African American Review promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on African American literature and culture.

Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press


Cover of Callaloo


Vol. 18 (1995) through current issue

Available in Project Muse

CALLALOO, the premier African Diaspora literary journal, publishes original works by, and critical studies of, black writers worldwide. The journal offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special thematic issues, and original art and photography are some of the features of this highly acclaimed international showcase of arts and letters.

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