?Wines in the Wilderness: Plays by African American Women from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present edited and complied by Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, brings together 13 plays by Black women from the 1920s to the present, including works by Marita Booner, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Eulalie Spence, May Miller, Shirley Graham, Alice Childress, Sonia Sanchez, Sybil Kein and the editor. Although the works span more than 60 years, they are closely linked by the theme of women struggling to define their roles in society. Inculudes a 19-page bibliography.?-Feminist Bookstore News
About the Author
ELIZABETH BROWN-GUILLORY is Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston. Both playwright and literary critic, she is the author of two plays, Bayou Relics and Snapshots of Broken Dolls, the latter produced at Lincoln Center in 1986, and the critical book, Their Place on the Stage: Black Women Playwrights in America (Greenwood Press, 1988). She has published a host of articles and book reviews in Phylon, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women, Xavier Review, The Griot, Masterplots, Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, and American Literature. Currently she is working on a critical book on playwright and novelist Alice Childress.