The Middle Passage

New York: Atheneum, 1990.

Price: $40.00

First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A novel about a freed slave who, to his horror, stows away on a slave ship headed for Africa. National Book Award winner.

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The Middle Passage. Charles JOHNSON.

Charles Johnson
birth name: Charles Richard Johnson
born: 4/23/1948

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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.more