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

Author: Caroline Rody
Publisher: Oxford : 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: 48697721
Description: x, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Daughter's Return --
pt. 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. Mothering the Renaissance. Return of the Magic Black Daughter. 3. Further Adventures of the Magic Black Daughter. One Dark Body. Variations on Childbirth. Coda --
pt. II. Caribbean Women Writers. 4. Caribbean Women's Literature and the Mother of History. Recovering the Mother-Island. The Caribbean Daughter's Return. Jamaica Kincaid and the Maternal Void of History. 5. Burning Down the House: Daughterly Revision in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea.
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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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