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The daughter's return : African-American and Caribbean women's fictions of history

Author: Caroline Rody
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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This work offers an analysis of an emerging genre in African-American and Caribbean fiction: the novels of black women writers who have returned to their ancestral past. Novels such as Toni  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Rody
ISBN: 0195138880 9780195138887
OCLC Number: 43567370
Description: x, 267 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: African-American Women Writers --
1. Toni Morrison's Beloved: History, "Rememory," and a "Clamor for a Kiss" --
2. Adventures of the Magic Black Daughter: History and "Renaissance" in Contemporary African-American Women's Fictions --
3. Further Adventures of the Magic Black Daughter --
Part II: Caribbean Women Writers --
4. Caribbean Women's Literature and the Mother of History --
5. Burning Down the House: Daughterly Revision in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea --
6. Decolonizing Jamaica's Daughter: Learning History in the Novels of Michelle Cliff --
7. Crossing Water: Maryse Conde's I. Tituba and the Horizontal Plot --
Epilogue: History, Horizontality, and the Postcolonial Hester Prynne: On Conde, Mukherjee, and Morrison.
Responsibility: Caroline Rody.
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Rody's revisionary literary criticism offers new and persuasive ways to understand the 'renaissance' of African-American women writers and of Caribbean women writers during the past three decades... Read more...

 
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