African American Review

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African American Review
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DisciplineAfrican-American literature and African-American culture
Edited byNathan Grant
Publication details
Former name(s)
Negro American Literature Forum, Black American Literature Forum
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Afr. Am. Rev.
ISSN1062-4783 (print)
1945-6182 (web)
OCLC no.40892739

African American Review (AAR) is a scholarly aggregation of essays on African-American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture; interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews.

The journal has featured writers and cultural critics including Trudier Harris, Arnold Rampersad, Hortense Spillers, Amiri Baraka, Cyrus Cassells, Rita Dove, Charles Johnson, Cheryl Wall, and Toni Morrison. It is the official publication of the Modern Language Association's LLC African American. Between 1967 and 1976, the journal appeared under the title Negro American Literature Forum and until 1992 as Black American Literature Forum before obtaining its current title. It is based in St. Louis.[1]

AAR has received three American Literary Magazine Awards for Editorial Content, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.[2]


  1. ^ "Literary Journals". Missouri Center for the Book. Archived from the original on December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "African American Review" Archived April 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, American Studies Journals.

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