Thesis-The influence of the African American struggle on Gwendolyn Brooks works.
1) Brooks, Gwendolyn, and Elizabeth Alexander. The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks. New York: Library of America, 2005. Print.
This article is an analysis of Gwendolyn Brooks’ works. This article is useful for my research because it analyses the various themes of Gwendolyn Brooks’ poems which includes the struggle of an African American.
2) Debo, Annette. “Signifying Afrika: Gwendolyn Brooks’ Later Poetry.” Callaloo29.1 (2006): 168-81. Project MUSE. Web. 13 June 2014.
This article narrates how Brooks’ wanted her works to connect her audience to the physical continent and people of Africa. This source is useful for my research because the purpose of the article is centered on Brooks’ intense focus on African roots for Black Americans.
3) Malewitz, Raymond. “‘My Newish Voice’ Rethinking Black Power in Gwendolyn Brooks Whirlwind.” Literature Online. Callaloo, 2006. Web. 13 June 2014
This article explains in detail the theme of racial solidarity in Brooks’ works. This article is useful for my research because it analyses the various themes of Gwendolyn Brooks’ poems which includes the struggle of an African American, Black feminism, and Black power movement.
4) Melhim D.H. Gwendolyn Brooks, Black Poetry and Me. N.p.: Callaloo, 2009.Literature Online. Web. 13 June 2014.
This article is centered on Brooks’ ability to focus her works on things which she cared about including her ‘Black Family’. This source is useful for my research because it discusses how Brooks’ poems are a replica of a black man/woman’s life.
5) Mootry, Maria, and Gary Smith. A Life distilled: Gwendolyn Brooks, her poetry and fiction. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. Print.
The book ‘A Life Distilled’ is a collection of essays on Gwendolyn Brooks. This book is useful for my research because it provides detailed information about Brooks’ poems and also events and things that influenced her works.