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"Wilentz... makes convincing arguments for the connections betweenAfrican and Afro-American women's culture." -- NellieMcKay "Wilentz's jargon-free, intelligent discussion... willappeal to students in African, African American, and women's literature courses, aswell as general readers interested in the emerging field." --Choice "Through these works, Wilentz demonstrates thepowerful transformation possible through understanding -- and embracing -- the past, even if that past includes oppression and brutalization." -- BellesLettres Binding Cultures investigates the cultural bonds betweenAfrican and African-American women writers such as Nigerian Flora Nwapa andGhanaians Efua Sutherland and Ama Ata Aidoo, writers who focus on the role of womenin passing on cultural values to future generations, and African-American writersAlice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Paule Marshall, who self-consciously evoke Africanculture to help create a more integrated African-American community., This study examines the cultural bonds between African and African-American women as illustrated in the writings of contemporary authors of the United States and West Africa., �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 The history of their literature predates Black women�s acquisition of literacy. Orature, rooted in storytelling and the African/African-American folk tradition, was the province of Black women. Thus, when Black women began to create literary works, they looked to their foremothers, recasting orature into literature. This study examines the cultural bonds between African and African-American women as illustrated in the writings of contemporary authors of the United States and West Africa. The first section explores the writings of 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. The second section of the study is devoted to African-American writers Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Paule Marshall, who in self-conscious evocation of African culture help create a more integrated African-American community.
Gay Wilentz - Blacks in the Diaspo: Binding Cultures : Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora ebook FB2, EPUB, TXTGreenidge's prose is incisive, clever, resounding with a deep intelligence." --*Bill Cheng, author of Southern Cross the Dog "Disturbing and deeply thoughtful .He has been a primary teacher, an editor and a university lecturer.W. Griffith and Lon Chaney who have given the world a wide variety of stories and experiences both thought-provoking and startling.JJ also recounts his own ups and downs during the year he spent as an apprentice at Modernize Tailors the last of the great Chinatown suitmakers in Vancouver where, under the tutelage of his octogenarian master tailor, he learns invaluable lessons about life.
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