African Religious Influences on Three Black Women Novelists: The Aesthetics of Vodun (Zora Neale Hurston, Simone Schwartz-bart, and Paule Marshall)

African Religious Influences on Three Black Women Novelists: The Aesthetics of Vodun (Zora Neale Hurston, Simone Schwartz-bart, and Paule Marshall)

By: Maria T. Smith (author)Hardback

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This study, which focuses on select novels by women writers of the African diaspora, discovers a surprising commonality among works with obvious geographical, cultural, and linguistic differences - an affirmation of the philosophical essence of the Vodun religion as an antidote to Western spiritual and cultural moribundity. The author locates specific novels by Nora Zeale Hurson, Simone Schwarz-Bart, and Paule Marshall within their socio-political context and developing African diasporic literary tradition where African-derived beliefs have become sources of cultural resistance.

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Maria T. Smith is Assistant Professor at St. Francis College.

Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Consciousness; 2. Simone Schwarz-Bart's Theatre of the Marvelous; 3. Paule Marshall's Rituals of Reconnection; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773455283
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9780773455283
  • ISBN10: 0773455280

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