College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Novel Collections


A Computerized Bibliography of the Afro American Novel, 1990.

Since the Project's founding in 1983, HBW's mission has been to identify texts that have been lost to history and advocate for their return, to promote the awareness of the works by African American authors, and to create opportunities for learning about and engaging them. Our collection currently holds over 1000 well-known and lesser-known novels by African American writers. This database displays our holdings by decade. Please note that this is a 1987 archival document and should not be used without further verification. Please contact arbuthno@ku.edu if you are interested in the updated HBW novel corpus.

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Please drop us a line at arbuthno@ku.edu and tell us about your project.


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