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English Department Library Newsletter

Here is the latest issue of the English Department Library Newsletter.

Two Recently Acquired Databases

Black Women Writers African, African American, and DiasporaBlack Women Writers
With over 100,000 pages of fiction, poetry, and essays, Black Women Writers brings together voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Coverage includes writers such as Ida B. Wells, Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, Sonia Sanchez (US), Maryse Conde (Guadeloupe), Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Grace Ogot (Kenya), Michelle Cliff (Jamaica), Bessie Head (South Africa), and many others.



Caribbean LiteratureCaribbean Literature
Caribbean Literature brings together 100,000 pages of poetry and fiction by hundreds of authors. All texts are presented in their original languages. Starting with the literature produced in Spanish and French colonies in the 1800s, the collection offers an extensive selection of 19th- and 20th-century works from every Caribbean country. Among the authors featured are Wilson Harris, Kwane Dawes, Lorna Goodison, Cyryl Dabydeen, Earl Lovelace, Samuel Selvon, Derek Walcott, Corly Verlooghen, Diana Lebacs, Hubert Booi, Maryse Condé, André Paradis, Phillipe Thoby-Marcelin, José Martí, Julian de Casal, José de Diego, and Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. Along with the novels, short stories, and poems of these artists are a number of reference works, including dictionaries of various Creole languages.

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