Nunez's mentor John Oliver Killens
worked for Hansberry while she was book review editor for the Freedom newspaper.
She expressed considerable interest in a book I was writing about John Oliver Killens
. A beautiful spirit asking about a beautiful spirit.
This poignant tale (1952) by black novelist, essayist, editor, and cofounder of the Harlem Writers Guild John Oliver Killens
(1916-87) drives the point home.
In 1963, John Oliver Killens
, founder of the Harlem Writers' Guild, published his second novel, And Then We Heard the Thundera book that, according to Tablet Magazine contributing editor Josh Lambert, quickly succeeded in "electrifying and exasperating readers across the country." Partly based on Killens' experience fighting in World War Two, the controversial, Pulitzer-nominated book revolved around an unlikely friendship between two soldiersone black, one Jewishwho unite to attack the racist elements (and people) among them.
Keith Gilyard (author); JOHN OLIVER KILLENS
; University of Georgia Press (Biography) $39.95 ISBN: 9780820335131
Runiko Rashidi, at least four are devoted to some aspect of Pushkin's biography, and sources mentioned include Gnammankou, as well as writing by Allison Blakely, Dorothy Trench-Bonett and John Oliver Killens
. A site on "Writer Heroes" (www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=a_pushkin) introduces Pushkin as "an inspiration to artist hero Paul Robeson," while the James Robinson Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University makes available in pdf forma pamphlet in commemoration of Pushkin's bicentennial in 1999 called "Popularizing Pushkin ...
The extraordinary African American writer John Oliver Killens
joins our faculty as writer-in-residence.
* No serious study of the African-American novel from the 1950s to date can skip a reference to John Oliver Killens
. LIBERATION MEMORIES: THE RHETORIC AND POETICS OF JOHN OLIVER KILLENS
(Wayne State University Press, $29.95) by Keith Gilyard examines Killens's work as an essayist and cultural organizer, highlighting his activism.
Rap conveys a whole different way in which values, morals, ethics, and ideas are communicated--totally different from the way it was communicated by Richard Wright or Ralph Ellison or John Oliver Killens
, or any of the great black writers that I read during my formative years.
Clarke, Ossie Davis, Grace Edwards, Bill For&, Keith Gilyard, Rosa Guy, John Oliver Killens
, Louise Merriweather and Sarah Wright-and it's clear that some of that relentless struggle has borne fruit.
(8) John Oliver Killens
, in the introduction to Black Southern Voices, argues that the Southern land is central to African American culture:
JOHN OLIVER KILLENS
's large, multilayered, debut novel, Youngblood, was published in May 1954, the same month that the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown v.