chapter  8
A Review of Contemporary African American Novels
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This project focuses on Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, David Bradley’s The Chaneysville Incident, and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as representative African American novels. The methodology developed in Part I is applied to each novel individually in the first three chapters of Part II. This chapter will review the novels in a comparative framework, comparing each to the others, as well as to other contemporary novels. Emerging Afrikan survivals, as related to Asante’s Afrocentric markers, are the foremost analytical strategy. The concluding chapter will address other aspects of this literature that are significant to literary criticism, in general, and specifically to those who attempt to understand developments in the field of African American literature.