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"After Mecca" : women poets and the Black Arts Movement

Author: Cheryl Clarke
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The politics and music of the sixties and early seventies have been the subject of scholarship for many years, but it is only very recently that attention has turned to the cultural production of African American poets. In "After Mecca," Cheryl Clarke explores the relationship between the Black Arts Movement and black women writers of the period. Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Ntozake Shange, Audre Lorde, Nikki  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Clarke
ISBN: 0813534054 9780813534053 0813534062 9780813534060
OCLC Number: 54906915
Description: xi, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 'Missed love': Black power and Black poetry --
The loss of lyric space in Gwendolyn Brooks' "In the Mecca" --
Queen Sistuh : Black women poets and the circle(s) of Blackness --
Black feminist communalism : Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf --
Transferences and confluences : Black arts and Black lesbian-feminism in Audre Lorde's The black unicorn.
Responsibility: Cheryl Clarke.
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