The Sport of the Gods
2015 Reprint of 1902 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In “The Sport of the Gods”, first published in 1902, Dunbar examines the life of urban Black Americans. Forced to leave the South, a family falls apart amid the harsh realities of Northern inner city life in this examination of the forces that extinguish the dreams of African Americans. It remains a compelling commentary on the life of African-Americans after the abolition of slavery and landmark representation of black life in African-American literature.