William W. Cook is professor emeritus of English and African and African American studies at Dartmouth, where James Tatum is professor emeritus of classics. They are both the authors of numerous previous volumes.
"This book is a magisterial and masterful treatment of sophisticated Black literary artists who deployed the deep and rich resources of Greek and Latin classical texts. The complex phenomenon of Afro-classicism is laid bare for all to apprehend and appreciate!" (Cornel West, Princeton University)"