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What are some of the famous works in African American literature?

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    Ralph Ellison,Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alex Haley, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston - all have written outstanding novels. I particularly enjoyed Beloved, Roots ,The Color Purple.

    Outstanding poets are Rita Dove and Cyrus Cassells.

    This site will give the names and works of a number of others.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_literature

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