||Introduction: Wideman, Contemporary Writers, and the Black Arts -- Reuben and the Sorcerer -- Philadelphia Fire and the Art of Bundling the Inchoate -- The Cattle Killing and the Art of the Slavery Narrative Conjure -- Two Cities and the Art of Breaking Writing's "Spell" -- Fanon and the Art of Spiritualizing Narrative -- Writing to Save a Life and the Art of Hagiography as Possessed Text (Texto Montado) -- Conclusion: A "Very Igbo Understanding" -- Works cited -- Appendix: Interview with John Edgar Wideman, June 2019: Keeping the Language of Fiction Alive.
||"The six novels that John Edgar Wideman wrote from 1987 to 2017 enable reassessment of the quarantining of the Black Arts movement by African American literary history. These works transform the novel into a charm or functional tool of the black arts, taking writing beyond the act of written representation"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Issued in other form||Online version: Casmier, Stephen, 1961- African American literature of the twenty-first century and the Black Arts Lanham : Lexington Books,  9781793614612|
|Genre/form||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|