Popo and Fifina (Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature)

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When Popo and Fifina was first published in 1932, it marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between Harlem Renaissance writers Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps. Greeted with universal approval, and praised by the The New York Times for its `simple home-like atmosphere', Popo and Fifina is the story of two small children who move from the Haitian countryside to a new house in a town by the sea. Now, 60 years later, its natural appeal is enhanced by our awareness of its place in history. This story is not only a glimpse of life and times long past but also stands as an early African-American classic and as a milestone in the history of literature for children.

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"A welcome reissue of an early African-American classic, with an insightful introduction and afterword by Arnold Rampersad."--The Horn Book"Popo and Fifina [is] an important work in African-American literature."--The National Black Review"Recommended for pleasure reading and multicultural units."--Library Lane

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Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was one of the most versatile writers of the creative movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Known primarily as a poet, he wrote plays, eassys, novels, and short stories. Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) was a poet and novelist and is credited with making black folklore and literature available to the public through his work as a historian, librarian, and teacher. Arnold Rampersad is a professor of English and director of the Programme in American Studies at
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