Arms akimbo Africana women in contemporary literature / edited by Janice Lee Liddell and Yakini Belinda Kemp

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American literature--African American authors--History and criticism
Caribbean literature--Women authors--History and criticism
Women and literature--Caribbean Area--History--20th century
Women and literature--United States--History--20th century
American literature--Women authors--History and criticism
African literature--Women authors--History and criticism
Women and literature--Africa--History--20th century
African American women in literature
Women, Black, in literature
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1999
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Foreword / Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Introduction: Black Women's Studies and the Intellectual Legacy - A Praise Song 1
Pt. 1. A Birthing of Self 13
1. Psychic Rage and Response: The Enslaved and the Enslaver in Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose / Emma Waters-Dawson 17
2. Voyages Beyond Lust and Lactation: The Climacteric as Seen in Novels by Sylvia Wynter, Beryl Gilroy, and Paule Marshall / Janice Lee Liddell 32
3. A Woman's Art; A Woman's Craft: The Self in Ntozake Shange's Sassafras, Cypress, and Indigo / Carol Marsh-Lockett 46
4. Coming Home to Herself: Autonomy and Self-Conversion in Flora Nwapa's One Is Enough / Australia Tarver 58
Pt. 2. Relationships: Mothering, Mistressing, Marrying, and Woman-to-Woman - Disengaging the Family Romance
5. When Difference Is Not the Dilemma: The Black Woman Couple in African American Women's Fiction / Yakini B. Kemp 75
6. "Devouring Gods" and "Sacrificial Animals": The Male-Female Relationship in Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes: A Love Story / Wei-hsiung (Kitty) Wu 92
7. Snapshots of Childhood Life in Jamaica Kincaid's Fiction / Brenda F. Berrian 103
8. Fire and Ice: The Socioeconomics of Romantic Love in Elizabeth Nunez-Harrell's When Rocks Dance / Thelma B. Thompson-Deloatch 117
Pt. 3. War on All Fronts: Race, Class, Sex, Age, and Nationality 131
9. Agents of Pain and Redemption in Sapphire's Push / Janice Lee Liddell 135
10. Romantic Love and the Individual in Novels by Mariama Ba, Buchi Emecheta, and Bessie Head / Yakini B. Kemp 147
11. The Politics of Exile: Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy / Gay Wilentz 162
12. "Sense Make Befoh Book": Grenadian Popular Culture and the Rhetoric of Revolution in Merle Collins's Angel and The Colour of Forgetting / Carolyn Cooper 176
Pt. 4. Invention and Convention: Womanist Gazes on Literary and Critical Traditions 189
13. Meditations on Her/Story: Maryse Conde's I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem and the Slave Narrative Tradition / Paula C. Barnes 193
14. Guyana's Historical Sociology and the Novels of Beryl Gilroy and Grace Nichols / Erna Brodber 205
15. Textual Deviancy and Cultural Syncretism: Romantic Fiction as a Subversive Strain in Africana Women's Writing / Jane Bryse, Kari Dako 219
16. "A Girl Marries A Monkey": The Folktale as an Expression of Value and Change in Society / N. J. Opoku-Agyemang 230
17. Revolutionary Brilliance: The Afrofemcentric Aesthetic / Zain A. Muse (Omisola Alleyne) 239
Contributors 255
Index 259
Alternate Titles: Issued in other form: Original (DLC) 99038712 (OCoLC)41944618
Additional Authors: Liddell, Janice
Kemp, Yakini Belinda
NetLibrary, Inc
Notes: Invalid LCCN: 99038712
ISBN: 0813022908 (electronic bk.) :$49.95
ISBN: 0813017289 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2001. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
Physical Description: xii, 268 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 47009747
ISBN/ISSN: 0813022908
0813017289

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