20 September 2005

Dr. M. Giulia Fabi

Dr. Fabi came all the way from Italy to be interviewed by me. Just kidding, but I was lucky enough to catch her while she was passing through the States to talk to her about her book, Passing and the Rise of the African American novel. In one chapter she talks about pre 20th century African American utopian fiction. She covers authors like Sutton E. Griggs, Frances E. W. Harper and Charles W. Chesnutt. The book is an excellent analysis of the novels in the context of the utopian literature of the day. She is also working on a new work on African American utopian fiction where she will be digging up alot of lost texts.