Charles Johnson

Middle Passage

originally published:

June 1990

We offered this copy of the first edition in our Catalog 110.


  • National Book Award for Fiction(1990)

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bio notes:
born: 4/23/1948
born as: Charles Richard Johnson

African-American novelist, known for his National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage. He was at the center of a literary firestorm in 1995 when some felt he criticized Alice Walker's The Color Purple for its negative portrayal of black men. Johnson began his career as a political cartoonist, and he is not to be confused with the Harlem Renaissance anthologist and scholar Charles S. Johnson.