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Binding cultures : Black women writers in Africa and the diaspora

Author: Gay Alden Wilentz
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Binding Cultures investigates the cultural bonds between African and African-American women writers such as Nigerian Flora Nwapa and Ghanaians Efua Sutherland and Ama Ata Aidoo, writers who focus on the role of women in passing on cultural values to future generations, and African-American writers Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Paule Marshall, who self-consciously evoke African culture to help create a more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilentz, Gay Alden, 1950-
Binding cultures.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)556758542
Named Person: Schwarze; Toni Morrison; Paule MARSHALL; Alice WALKER; Flora - "Efuru" Nwapa; Efua Sutherland; Ama Ata Aidoo; Alice Walker; Toni Morrison; Paule Marshall
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gay Alden Wilentz
ISBN: 0253365856 9780253365859 0253207142 9780253207142
OCLC Number: 24141961
Description: xxxiii, 141 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Flora Nwapa, Efuru --
Efua Sutherland, Foriwa --
Ama Ata Aidoo, The dilemma of a ghost --
Alice Walker, The color purple --
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon --
Paule Marshall, Praisesong for the widow.
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: Gay Wilentz.

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The history of their literature predates Black women's acquisition of literacy. This book investigates the cultural bonds between African and African-American women as illustrated in the writings of  Read more...
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"Wilentz's jargon-free, intelligent discussion ... will appeal to students in African, African American, and women's literature courses, as well as general readers interested in the emerging field." Read more...

 
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