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Half in shadow : the life and legacy of Nellie Y. McKay / Shanna Greene Benjamin.

Author/creator Benjamin, Shanna Greene author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]
Descriptionxiv, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Abstract "Nellie Y. McKay (1930-2006) was a pivotal figure in contemporary American letters. The author of several books, McKay is best known for coediting the canon-making Norton Anthology of African American Literature with Henry Louis Gates Jr., which helped secure a place for the scholarly study of Black writing that had been ignored by white academia. However, there is more to McKay's life and legacy than her literary scholarship. After her passing, new details about McKay's life emerged, surprising everyone who knew her. Why did McKay choose to hide so many details of her past? Shanna Greene Benjamin examines McKay's path through the professoriate to learn about the strategies, sacrifices, and successes of contemporary Black women in the American academy"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2020042509
ISBN9781469661889 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN1469661888 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN9781469662534 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN1469662531 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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