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Yelena Bailey

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469660592

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660592.001.0001

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From The Street to the Streets

From The Street to the Streets

Black Literary Production and Urban Space

(p.76) Chapter Three From The Street to the Streets
How the Streets Were Made

Yelena Bailey

University of North Carolina Press

Chapter 3 examines how Black authors have depicted the streets in their writing and challenged anti-Black narratives associated with urban space. This chapter provides an in-depth analysis Ann Petry’s The Street, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. Despite being spread across decades, these authors’ share narrative through lines about the streets.

Keywords:   Black authors, Anti-Black narratives, Urban space, Ann Petry, The Street, James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me, Streets

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