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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and even diminish the achievements of black women writers and their contributions to American letters. Sources from the New York Times to Henry Louis Gates Jr. labeled Morrison's win a “great day” for black women writers, for black Americans, and for African American literature; but few if any commentaries...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Courtney Thorsson's Women's Work stands at the cutting edge of scholarship that assesses the legacy of that movement for black women writers. Thorsson theorizes a strand of contemporary African American women's novels that “reclaim and revise cultural nationalism...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 316–318.
Published: 01 November 2002
... return of the white colo- nial daughter to the "cultural history known as the English literary tradition" (133). Examining African American women writers in two early chapters entitled "Adventures of the Magic Black Daughter" and "Further Adventures of the Magic Black Daughter," Rody...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of the book elaborates this thesis through readings of works by black women writers from the 70s and 80s-Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Toni Cade Bambara, and Bessie Head; in the second half, Taylor uses the insights of these texts to revisit modernist works by William Faulkner, Gertrude...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 258–280.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Contagions: Nationality, Narrative, and Communality in Tutuola, Achebe, and Reed.” Nation and Narration . Ed. Homi K. Bhabha New York: Routledge, 1990 . 231 –49. Traylor , Eleanor . “Music as Theme: The Jazz Mode in the Works of Toni Cade Bambara.” Black Women Writers (1950–1980): A Critical...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the strategies writers deployed to represent the specific forms of gender, race, and class oppression black women faced under both Jim Crow racial segregation and what she calls Jane Crow gendered oppression. She argues that “black writers explored both racial and sexual discrimination during the heyday...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 193–210.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... Morrison , Toni . “Rootedness: The Ancestor as Foundation.” Black Women Writers (1950–1980) . Ed. Mari Evans. Garden City, NY: Anchor, 1984 . 339 –45. Morrison , Toni . Sula . New York: New American Library, 1982 . Schmidt , Klaus H. “Reading Black Postmodernism: John Edgar...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 461–464.
Published: 01 November 2014
... hovering at the fringe of the black power movement, with its potential for brotherhood and solidarity; to the later twentieth century, where the specter of incest—which has such a dramatic presence in the work of contemporary black women writers in particular—speaks, she says, to ‘‘racism’s profound...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
... precursors, took ‘woman’ to mean ‘white woman’” ( 39 ). Alongside her antisexist and antiracist critiques, Bambara gathers the work of black women writers to “showcase” and celebrate them while “recasting recent historical periods like the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s in women...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 330–333.
Published: 01 August 2014
... as attempting to transfer the denigration he feels as a black male onto the white woman via the act of rape. In further readings, we encounter black-on-black rape (in Njabulo Ndebele’s superb short story ‘‘Fools andthe ‘‘white peril’’ fromthe perspective of two women writers, the black writer Lauretta Ngcobo...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 528–530.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and intimate engagement with her intellectual predecessors, including African American women vocal artists, Lordi carries black feminist thought into new and fecund territory. Lordi's detailed analysis of literature, music, and the relation of black writers to black women singers shows how careful “close...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 415–418.
Published: 01 November 2000
... southern African American women writers, such as Alice Walker in The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Zora Neale Hurston in Jonah's Gourd Vine, depict "antitypes to this stereotype: fragile black women with enormous inner strength-their bodies worn out by their economic rnar- ginalization...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 319–323.
Published: 01 November 2002
...RICHARD PEARCE NANCY J. PETERSON, Against Amnesia: Contemporary Women Writers and the Crisis of Historical Memory, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001), pp. 242, cloth, $46.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Postmodern Historical Narratives...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2006
... by pointing to the ways in which black intel- lectuals and writers have formulated diasporic narratives as alternatives to nationalism. By asking us to consider archives outside of the United States as well as the uneven proc- esses by cvhich African diasporic writers form allegiances and networks...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... . Smith William Gardner . Last of the Conquerors . New York : Farrar, Straus , 1948 . Smith William Gardner . “ The Negro Writer: Pitfalls and Compensations .” Phylon 11 . 4 ( 1950 ): 297 – 303 . Smith William Gardner . Return to Black America . Englewood Cliffs, NJ...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
..., and progress are intertwined with the refiguration of race. By 1940, the "road out of the Black Belt" had become a central focus for white liberals and social scientists in the United States, as well as for black intellectuals and writers, including Wright. As Omi and Winant have remarked, a major...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2008
... and African). Frantz Fanon's essay on intellectuals and national culture, delivered in Rome in 1959 at the Second Congress of Black Writers and Artists, diagnoses this point clearly. Fanon distinguished "national consciousness" from "nationalism," and saw in the former a dialectical relationship...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 279–282.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... In "The Bear," the ledger not only tells the founding story of Old Carothers' rape and incest but, tlwough its lists of everyday items, conveys the "con- tours" of slaves' lives. In Ike's readings "these black men and women themselves 'took sub- stance and even a sort of shadowy life with their passions...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 295–297.
Published: 01 November 2005
... adaptations. Nussbaum reads this transformation as reflecting the erasure of black women in the period and an anxiety about white women's attraction to mythically virile black men. For the growing number of blacks living in Britain, su& anxiety shadowed their own attempts to envisage a "black man...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
... : Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism . Durham,: Duke UP, 1997 . Frankenberg , Ruth , ed. White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness . Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1993 . Gaines , Kevin K. Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture...