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Binding Cultures Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora by Gay Wilentz
  

Binding Cultures Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora

Part of the Blacks in the Diaspora Series

Synopsis

Binding Cultures Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora by Gay Wilentz

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.

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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. Choice Through these works, Wilentz demonstrates the powerful transformation possible through understanding - and embracing - the past, even if that past includes oppression and brutalization. Belles Lettres The theoretical apparatus which forms the foundation [of Binding Cultures] will cause it to be a source that succeeding critics will not be able to ignore... Wilentz has done her research thoroughly, and makes convincing arguments for the connections between African and Afro-American women's culture. Nellie McKay


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 1992

Author

Gay Wilentz

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories


Literary studies: general

ISBN

9780253207142

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