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Books from the Library of J. Saunders Redding

J Saunders Redding was a prolific, and much sought-after book reviewer on a wide variety of topics, but he was particularly known for his reviews of African–American literature and books on social issues. He also assembled an important collection of African–American poetry, fiction, and criticism–much of which was no longer in print–– which he made available to students and colleagues. The University of Delaware Library holds a number of books from J. Saunders Redding’s personal collection, most of which are inscribed to him by their authors.

Chinua Achebe.

No longer at ease. New York: Ivan Obolensky, [1961].

James Baldwin.

Tell me how long the train’s been gone: a novel. New York: Dial Press, 1968.

Gwendolyn Brooks.

The bean eaters. New York: Harper, [1960].

Lance Jeffers.

My blackness is the beauty of this land. Detroit: Broadside Press, [1970].

John Oliver Killens.

The cotillion, or, One good bull is half the herd. New York: Trident Press, [1971].

Okot p'Bitek.

Song of Lawino: a lament. Nairobi: East African Pub. House, 1966.

Alice Walker.

The third life of Grange Copeland. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, [1970].

Stanford Winfield Williamson.

With grief acquainted, with photographs by James Stricklin, Don Sparks, and Jerry Cogbill.. Chicago: Follett, 1964.

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