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Crossing borders through folklore : African American women's fiction and art

Author: Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining works by Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar, this innovative book frames black women's aesthetic sensibilities across art forms. Investigating the relationship between vernacular folk culture and formal expression, this study establishes how each of the four artists engaged the identity issues of the 1960s and used folklore as a strategy for crossing borders in the works they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Billingslea-Brown, Alma Jean, 1946-
Crossing borders through folklore.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607113089
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown
ISBN: 0826211992 9780826211996
OCLC Number: 39868091
Description: xii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Folklore and the Borderland of the Sixties --
2. Folk Magic, Women, and Identity --
3. Reclaiming and Re-creating Africa: Folklore and the "Return to the Source" --
4. Folklore as Performance and Communion.
Responsibility: Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown.

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Examining the art of Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Faith Ringgold and Betye Saar, this text frames black women's aesthetic sensibilities across art forms. It investigates the relationship between  Read more...

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