By Robert E. Crafton
a few African American authors did absorb the problem. Pauline Hopkins, Rudolph Fisher and Chester Himes led the best way within the first 1/2 the twentieth century, by way of Ishmael Reed’s “anti-detective” novels within the Nineteen Seventies. because the Nineties, Walter Mosley, Colson Whitehead and Stephen L. Carter have written detective fiction targeting questions of constitutional legislations, civil rights, organic and clinical matters, schooling, pop culture, the felony justice method and concerns of social justice. From Hopkins’s Hagar’s Daughter (published in 1901), to Hime’s hardboiled “Harlem Detective” sequence, to Carter’s patrician global of the black bourgeoisie, those authors supply a method of analyzing literary and social buildings of the African-American experience.
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