Proceedings of a conference held at Rutgers University in Oct., 1987.
Includes bibliographies and index.
Reading family matters / Deborah E. McDowell -- The permanent obliquity of an in(pha)llibly straight / Hortense J. Spillers -- Allegories of Black female desire / Claudia Tate -- But what do we think we're doing anyway / Barbara Christian -- What is your nation? / Abena P.A. Busia -- Living on the line / Gloria T. Hull
I shop therefore I am / Susan Willis -- Speaking in tongues, dialogism, and the Black woman writer's literary tradition / Mae Gwendolyn Henderson -- Black feminist theory and the representation of the "other" / Valerie Smith.