Book Announcement: Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism

Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp142, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism, edited by Sharon A. Lewis and Ama S. Wattley.

This edited volume offers innovative ways of analyzing economics in Gloria Naylor’s fiction, using interpretive strategies which are applicable to the entire tradition of African American literature. The writers gathered here embody years of insightful and vigorous Naylor scholarship. Underpinning each of the essays is a celebratory validation that Naylor is one of the most provocative novelists of our time.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact

Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Editors

Sharon A. Lewis, PhD, is a retired Professor Emerita of English from Montclair State University, USA, where she taught African American women’s literature, women prose writers, and introduction to literary theory. Her research interests are the literary intersections of social class, race and gender and environmental thought in Black women’s novels.

Ama S. Wattley, PhD, is an Associate Professor of English at Pace University, USA. Her areas of interest include African American drama, African American women’s literature, and nineteenth and twentieth century African American literature. She has published essays on playwrights August Wilson, Pearl Cleage, Alice Childress, P. J. Gibson, Aishah Rahman, and Amiri Baraka, as well as novelists Toni Morrison and Ann Petry. She is co-editor of Between Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Fiction and Criticism with Dr Deborah Poe.


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