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Reading Contemporary African American Literature focuses on the subject of contemporary African American popular fiction by women Bragg's study addresses why such work should be the subject of scholarly examination describes the events and attitudes which account for the critical neglect of this body of work of scholarly describes the events and attitudes which account for the critical neglect of this body of work and a critical approach to such narratives that demonstrates the distinctiv. Reflected in the apidly shifting
and themes which characterize popular fiction In doing they extend theSTYLES AND THEMES WHICH CHARACTERIZE POPULAR FICTION IN DOING
historical function of african american literature by continuingfunction of African American literature by continuing engage the black body as a symbol of political meaning in the social to engage the black body as a symbol of political meaning in the social of the United States In popular literature Beauty Bragg locates a space from which black women engage a variety of public discourses. .