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English Department Alum Claude Atcho (MA, 2011) publishes Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just
Pastor, teacher and WWU alum Claude Atcho offers a theological approach to 10 seminal texts of 20th-century African American literature. Each chapter takes up a theological category for inquiry through a close literary reading and theological reflection on a primary literary text, from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Richard Wright's Native Son to Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain and James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain.