Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed
Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson’s Ten Plays of Twentieth-Century Black America
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Only the willfully ignorant do not understand the centrality of the African-American experience in the larger framework of American history. Only an ostrich, head buried in the sand, does not know the breadth of August Wilson's stunning body of work. But only Riley Temple could expose that work--and its unifying genius--with scholarship and emotion and genuine Spirit!"
--Ken Burns, filmmaker
"This book should serve as required reading for every artist, student of theater, and every lover of the American Stage. It is stunning in its unique approach to, and understanding of, the great national treasure--August Wilson--that has left us so much in the form of ten extraordinary plays. . . . I say boldly and loudly that Aunt Ester's Children Redeemed is insightful, enduring, and unforgettable."
--Kenny Leon, Broadway director
"Here is an outstanding study of an iconic African-American playwright: August Wilson. Elegantly written, masterful analytical, and utterly illuminating, this is a book that opens up a new world for cultural connection grounded in theological reflection. A new genre is being born, a genre of interconnected literary theology, a genre that has the potential to shatter the conventional artistic and theological worlds."
--Ian S. Markham, Virginia Theological Seminary