Black April

Julia Peterkin pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African American experience Rejecting the prevailing sentimental stereotypes of her times, she portrayed her black characters with sympathy and understanding, endowing them with the full dimensions of human consciousness In these novels and stories, she tapped the richness of rJulia Peterkin pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African American experience Rejecting the prevailing sentimental stereotypes of her times, she portrayed her black characters with sympathy and understanding, endowing them with the full dimensions of human consciousness In these novels and stories, she tapped the richness of rural southern black culture and oral traditions to capture the conflicting realities in an African American community and to reveal a grace and courage worthy of black pride.
Black April Julia Peterkin pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African American experience Rejecting the prevailing sentimental stereotypes of her times she portrayed

  • Title: Black April
  • Author: Julia Peterkin Susan Millar Williams
  • ISBN: 9780820319537
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Black April”

    1. I don't know how to review Black April without trying to set some groundwork by explaining the South Carolina Lowcountry and the people whose families have lived on the coast and on the sea islands for 300 years. They are/were descendents of slaves on the rice plantations. They have their own language, folklore, recipes, and crafts and their history is incredibly rich. The Lowcountry's landscape is diverse, unique, and beautiful as to be almost a mystical realm. That the wife of a plantation own [...]

    2. This was a book i read off of my moms shelfs when i was visting her one summer, i remember that i liked it but cant remeber any real details about it.

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