Let America Be America Again: Conversations With Langston Hughes

by Christopher De Santis BA ’89

Christopher De Santis BA ’89 edits a collection of Hughes’ texts, ranging from early interviews in the 1920s, when Hughes was a busboy and scribbling out poems on hotel napkins, to major speeches, such as his keynote address at the First World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar, Senegal, in 1966. Hughes’ words further amplify the international reputation he established over the course of five decades through more widely published and well-known poems, stories, novels, and plays. Oxford University Press, 2022. 368 pages.

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Date of publication: 2022
  • Format: 368 pages