Dark Princess: A Romance (Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois) (Paperback)

Dark Princess: A Romance (Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois) By Henry Louis Gates (Editor), W. E. B. Du Bois, Homi K. Bhabha (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Henry Louis Gates (Editor), W. E. B. Du Bois, Homi K. Bhabha (Introduction by)


W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history.

The Dark Princess is a story of magical love and radical politics, a romance facing obstacles in a white-dominated world. Du Bois's allegorical tale follows Mathew Townes from his political disillusionment to his association with a powerful and seductive revolutionary leader, Kautilya, the princess of the Tibetan Kingdom of Bwodpur. With Dark Princess, Du Bois explores the color line from a fantastical angle while inserting his signature sociological style. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Homi Bhahba, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.

About the Author

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has edited several major reference works, including Dictionary of African Biography, African American Lives, Africana, and African American National Biography. In addition, he is Editor in Chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center (www.oxfordaasc.com).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780199387434
ISBN-10: 0199387435
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 1st, 2014
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois