Re: Vietnam in fiction from black perspective (multiple posts)
Sun, 5 Apr 1998 21:03:10 -0400

From: SuzanneKMc <>

I don't know of any fiction but there is the oral history collection called
Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans edited by Terry

From: Michael W Bibby <>


You might try John A. Williams's *Captain Blackman* and A. R. Flowers's
*De Mojo Blues*. A very interesting and overlooked narrative poem about a
black vet's experience in the war and after is Michael Harper's
*Debridement*. Good luck!

Michael Bibby
Department of English
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 532-1723

From: Joe McDonald <>

BROTHERS Black Soldiers In The Nam, Stanley Goff, Robert Sanders with
Clark Smith, Presidio Press, Arms and Armour Press, 1982, country joe

Sandra Hollin Flowers wrote:
> Book order time again! I'd like to include African American fiction on the
> Vietnam War or its aftermath in my contemporary African American lit course
> for the fall. Can anyone recommend any novels or short story collections?
> Sandra Flowers
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Sandra Hollin Flowers Voice: (912) 752-2813
> Associate Professor of English Fax: (912) 757-4956
> Mercer University
> Macon, GA 31207
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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(4) From: MobyMeg <>

This isn't exactly fiction, but there is a great collection of poetry by Yusef Komunyakaa that may supplement your materials well. It's titled Dien Cai Dau. It is really excellent!

Megan Moore