This book explores the persistent claim by feminists that black male writing in the United States “has been systematically discriminatory against women.” The critics insist that African–American women in the black male authored works are portrayed as playing unimportant roles that make the male protagonists emerge as the ‘real black heroes.’ They argue black females are not accorded heroic status in texts by these male writers. They are also displeased with the fact that some male authored works completely exclude black women and their experiences. By revealing how the quest for fulfilment by black females in the United States is central to the feminist efforts of black females in the male authored texts, the book addresses key issues raised by the critics. The book dwells on the day to day preoccupations of black women as they struggle to create the basis for improving the lot of their offspring and contribute to the uplift of their people and communities. These female characters are shown as deriving great satisfaction from challenges they face in their communities.The black women in these works are therefore regarded as pioneers who were conscious of their roles.