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More than a million and a half Africans were brought to the Caribbean between the 15th and 19th centuries. Today, their descendants are active in literature and the arts, producing literature with strong and direct ties to traditional African expressions. At completion Caribbean Literature will contain 100,000 pages of text with associated images. Writers share tales of survival, exile, resistance, endurance, and emigration in their native dialects making it a vital resource for those seeking to hear and understand the often ignored voices of the Black Diaspora.

North American Indian Drama brings together the full text of more than 200 plays representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the 20th century. Many of the plays are previously unpublished or hard to find, and they represent a wealth of dramatic material that is often overlooked or inaccessible. Together, the plays demonstrate Native theater’s diversity of tribal traditions and approaches to drama—melding conventional dramatic form with ancient storytelling and ritual performance elements, experimenting with traditional ideas of time and narrative, or challenging Western dramatic structure.

Discover more than 200 novels, many hundreds of short stories, 20,000 pages of poetry, and more than 400 plays. The majority of the works are in English, with selected works of particular importance in Spanish. The collection begins with the works of Chicano writers in the Southwest in the early 19th century and follows through to include contemporary works. Scholars in social history, literature, and Latino studies will find value in Latino Literature.

Latin America is immense not only in its size—twice the area of Europe, and stretching from the Rio Grande in Texas to Cape Horn in Patagonia—but in its range of cultural and literary expression. What we call “Latin American culture” is a composite of the rich and diverse output of 20 sovereign countries. Each had its unique struggle for independence and particular ways in which it evolved after the end of colonization. Literature is the best blueprint for following the social and cultural developments within these Ibero-American nations. In Latin American Women Writers, Alexander Street Press presents an electronic collection of literature by Latin American women from the colonial period in the seventeenth century forward to the present. The 100,000 pages of works in their original languages comprise literary works, memoirs, letters, and essays.
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