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

Binding Cultures: Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora

Gay Wilentz

Published May 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780253207142
Paperback
176 pages
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Wilentz... makes convincing arguments for the connections between African and Afro-American womens culture. --Nellie McKayWilentzs jargon-free, intelligent discussion... will appeal to students in African, African American, and womensMoreWilentz... makes convincing arguments for the connections between African and Afro-American womens culture. --Nellie McKayWilentzs jargon-free, intelligent discussion... will appeal to students in African, African American, and womens 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.