Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: These two recently recovered novellas by the influential Harlem Renaissance author feature the thrilling and suspenseful adventures of African Americans involved in the Italo-Ethiopian war of the 1930s. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: These two recently recovered novellas by the influential Harlem Renaissance author feature the thrilling and suspenseful adventures of African Americans involved in the Italo-Ethiopian war of the 1930s.
From Kirkus Reviews: Two intriguing 1930s novellas, fine examples of a then-popular genre: literary Pan-Africanism. When Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935, racial patriotism ran high in the US, and American blacks rallied behind the ancient African kingdom. These two stories combine propaganda and entertainment; while they read like straightforward murder mysteries, they demonstrate the commitment of essayist, journalist, and satirist Schuyler (18851977) to the outcome of Ethiopia's struggle. An influential writer during the Harlem Renaissance, Schuyler rejected the idea of a black aesthetic and criticized the movement as ``The Negro-Art Hokum,'' yet many of his articles and editorials for the influential Pittsburgh Courier are now considered classics of African-American journalism. As editor Hill (History/UCLA) points out in his evocative foreword, Schuyler had the creativity to convey his ideas to a general audience, both in journalism and--in the case of these novellas and two other stories recently reissued under the title Black Empire (1991)--in pulp fiction. The first work here, ``The Ethiopian Murder Mystery,'' opens with the discovery of a dead Ethiopian prince in a Sugar Hill apartment. The police charge a prominent Harlem socialite, who admits to being with him minutes before the coroner's estimated time of death, but insists he was still breathing when she left. A young newspaper reporter convinced of her innocence does some inspired sleuthing and unravels a conspiracy involving a death ray with which the Ethiopians could annihilate the invading Italians. In the second tale, ``Revolt in Ethiopia,'' a rich American interested only in the good life abroad falls in love with an Ethiopian princess seeking to procure money to support her country's freedom fighters. When the Italians kill her bodyguard, the American comes to her rescue and joins her on a perilous journey to retrieve precious jewels from an ancient mountain sect in the hills of Ethiopia. Proof that art and politics do mix. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Reissue. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S-128-20
Buchbeschreibung Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1994. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Michael McCurdy cover (illustrator). 1st Edition thus. Unread trade paperback, pictorial silver covers. Very slight handling. No names, clean text. Compiled and edited, with an intro, by Robert A. Hill 14811 shelf. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 054244
Buchbeschreibung Northeastern, 1996. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021555532144
Buchbeschreibung Northeastern, 1996. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P011555532144
Buchbeschreibung Northeastern, 1996. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111555532144
Buchbeschreibung Northeastern. Buchzustand: Very Good. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers G09C-00685
Buchbeschreibung Northeastern, 1996. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1555532144