African American Review

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African American Review  
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Former names
Negro American Literature Forum, Black American Literature Forum
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline African American literature and African American culture
Language English
Edited by Nathan Grant
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1062-4783 (print)
1945-6182 (web)
LCCN 93643740
OCLC no. 40892739
JSTOR 10624783

The 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, Toni Morrison, and Ishmael Reed. It is the official publication of the Modern Language Association's Division on Black American Literature and Culture. 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]

The 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. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "African American Review", American Studies Journals.

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