The Norton Anthology of African American Literature (2014)
“The much-anticipated Third Edition brings together the work of 140 writers from 1746 to the present writing in all genres, as well as performers of vernacular forms—from spirituals and sermons to jazz and hip hop. Fresh scholarship, new visuals and media, and new selections—with an emphasis on contemporary writers—combine to make The Norton Anthology of African American Literature an even better teaching tool for instructors and an unmatched value for students.
The Third Edition continues to provide “a course in a book,” with 13 complete longer selections, including 7 new works such as Toni Morrison’s Sula, Suzan-Lori Parks’s Topdog/Underdog, and Nella Larsen’s Passing. In addition, the Third Edition adds 7 new contemporary writers: Barack Obama, Suzan-Lori Parks, Edward P. Jones, Elizabeth Alexander, Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, and Tracy K. Smith. ”
Edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. , Valerie Smith, William L. Andrews, Kimberly Benston, Brent Hayes Edwards, Frances Smith Foster, Deborah E. McDowell, Robert G. O'Meally, Hortense Spillers, Cheryl A. Wall.