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African spiritual traditions in the novels of Toni Morrison

Author: K Zauditu-Selassie
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
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Toni Morrison herself has long urged for organic critical readings of her works. K. Zauditu-Selassie delves deeply into African spiritual traditions, clearly explaining the meanings of African cosmology and epistemology as manifest in Morrison's novels.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Zauditu-Selassie, K.
African spiritual traditions in the novels of Toni Morrison.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009
(DLC) 2008040296
(OCoLC)256532887
Named Person: Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Zauditu-Selassie
ISBN: 9780813040097 0813040094
OCLC Number: 747426582
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages)
Contents: I's got the blues : Malochia, magic, and the descent into madness in The bluest eye --
Always: the living ancestor and the testimony of Will in Sula --
I've got a home in date rock: ritual and the construction of family history in Song of Solomon --
Dancing with trees and dreaming of yellow dresses: the dilemma of Jadine in Tar baby --
In(her)iting the divine: (consola)tions, sacred (convent)ions, and mediations of the spiritual in-between in Paradise --
Living with the dead: memory and ancestral presence in Beloved --
Tracing Wild's child Joe and tracking the hunter: an examination of the Órísá Ochossi in Jazz --
If I'd a knowed more, I would a loved more: Toni Morrison's Love and spiritual authorship.
Responsibility: K. Zauditu-Selassie.

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