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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In his introduction to Confirmation, Amiri Baraka points out that the anthology is not "intended, in the same way that Black Fire was, to attack the house-negro appropriation of bourgeois aesthetics. Rather the purpose of this volume is to draw attention to the existence and excellence of black women writers." The volume accomplishes that extraordinarily well. Confirmation is a major contribution, for it provides solid illustration of the range of work being produced by an impressive number (an even fifty) of accomplished black women writers.
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