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Binding Cultures: Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora

Binding Cultures: Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora (Paperback)

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Wilentz... makes convincing arguments for the connections between African and Afro-American women's culture." -Nellie McKayWilentz'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." -ChoiceThrough these works, Wilentz demonstrates the powerful transformation possible through understanding-and embracing-the past, even if that past includes oppression and brutalization." -Belles LettresBinding 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 integrated African-American community.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalGLBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/05/1992 ISBN-13: 9780253207142  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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GAY WILENTZ is Assistant Professor of English at East Carolina University. She has published essays in College English, Research in African Literatures, Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, and MELUS.

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