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Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Mae G. Henderson
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Language
English
Series
Race and American Culture
Race and American Culture
ISBN
9780195116595, 0195116593
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Alice Walker's The color purple : revisions and redefinitions
  • (W)riting the work and working the rites : Sherley Anne William
  • Speaking in tongues : dialectics, dialogics, and the black woman writer's literary tradition
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved : re-membering the body as historical text
  • The stories of (O)Dessa : stories of complicity and resistance
  • "Seen but not heard" : a poetics of Afro-American women's writing
  • Gayl Jones's White rat : speaking silence/silencing speech
  • State of the art : black feminist theory
  • What it means to teach the other when the other is the self
  • Authors and authorities. Nella Larsen's Passing : passing, performance, and (post)modernism
  • Josephine Baker and La revue nègre : from ethnography to performance
  • Dancing diaspora : colonial, postcolonial, and diasporic readings of Josephine Baker as dancer and performance artist
  • About face, or, what is this "back" in b(l)ack popular culture? : from Venus Hottentot to Video Hottie
  • In retrospect. Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999) : "someone sweet angel chile"
  • Bebe Moore Campbell (1950-2006) : literature as equipment for living.
Description
xiii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-300) and index.
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