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Author Twagilimana, Aimable.

Title Race and Gender in the Making of an African American Literary Tradition.

Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (202 pages).
Series Studies in African American History and Culture
Studies in African American history and culture.
Contents Cover; Original Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Fictions of (Cultural) Cannibalism; I.A Typology of the African American Text; II. Strategies of Self-Representation: Phillis Wheatley, Equiano and the Language of Power; III. The Thematization and Staging of Knowledge in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; IV. A Home of Their Own: Strategies of Writing by Black Women; V. Mules and Women: Hurston's Poetics of Gender and the Redemption of the Tragic Mulatta; Bibliography; Index.
Summary This book examines the ways in which race and gender have shaped and continue to inform African American literature. African American texts create a black literary and cultural identity interpreting and recording the survival of their cultures shattered by years of slavery. Black women writers, who have to deal with both racism and sexism, use additional strategies to undo this double reduction. They strive to invent a new language to talk about their experience and their lives as black and as women. After a typology of the African American text, the book proposes a reading of major African Am.
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Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
African American women -- Intellectual life.
Women and literature -- United States.
African American women in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
African Americans in literature.
Race in literature.
Sex in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African American women in literature.
African American women -- Intellectual life.
African Americans in literature.
American literature -- African American authors.
American literature -- Women authors.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Race in literature.
Sex in literature.
Women and literature.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Twagilimana, Aimable. Race and Gender in the Making of an African American Literary Tradition. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014 9780815329930
ISBN 9781317732310 (electronic bk.)
1317732316 (electronic bk.)