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Black Women Writing Autobiography by Joanne M. Braxton
  

Black Women Writing Autobiography

Synopsis

Black Women Writing Autobiography by Joanne M. Braxton

Argues for a corrective to both black and feminist literary criticism

Reviews

Joanne Braxton's essays on black women's autobiographies delineate and illuminate the personal and historical dimension of an important literary tradition. Emphasizing the distinct character of Afra-American women's experience and relations with each other, she ground their writing of their lives in the struggles and triumphs of the lives they actually led. -Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Braxton's book is scrupulously researched. She has been creative in finding resources and courageous in analyzing and interpreting her finds. This is the word of a diligent mind. The material is mountainous, yet the book sings. Braxton is a poet. Thank goodness. -Maya Angelou In this illuminating study Joanne Braxton shows the continuity and tradition in the writing of Afra-American women. An important work for teachers and students of Literature, History, and Women's Studies. -Gerda Lerner


About the Author

Joanne M. Braxton is Cummings Professor of American Studies and English at the College of William and Mary and author of Sometimes I think of Maryland, a collection of poems.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th September 1990

Author

Joanne M. Braxton

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Publisher

Temple University Press,U.S.

Format

Paperback
290 pages

Categories

Literary studies: general

ISBN

9780877228035

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