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Powers divine : spiritual autobiography and black women's writing

Author: Tomeiko Ashford Carter
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2009.
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"Tomeiko Ashford Carter offers insight into the true-to-life work of a black female preacher in nineteenth-century America and shows how she helped start a revolution of "spirit writing, ' a sanctuary where authors could create powerful leading heroines who live by their own brands of Christian theology. Carter also calls attention to subsequent black female writers whose fiction demonstrates the legacies of life  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tomeiko Ashford Carter
ISBN: 0761841849 9780761841845 0761841857 9780761841852
OCLC Number: 245406601
Description: xxii, 169 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "Imaginative" narrations of divine power : Zilpha Elaw, Black feminist spiritual autobiography, and literary tradition --
Bridging literary divides : the auto/fictional spirit-writings of Harriet Wilson, Frances E.W. Harper, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson --
Embodiments of theology : divinity and maternal surrogacy --
"Standing in the gap" : intercession, fractured womanist identity, and healing --
The spiritual "other" : marginalized Black feminist religiosity --
Sacred cosmologies : theology, womanism, and globalism meet the science-fiction world --
A look toward divine female characterizations by Black male writers.
Responsibility: Tomeiko Ashford Carter.

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