Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition within a Tradition

Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition within a Tradition

By: Joanne M. Braxton (author)Paperback

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Argues for a corrective to both black and feminist literary criticism

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Joanne M. Braxton is Cummings Professor of American Studies and English at the College of William and Mary and author of Sometimes I think of Maryland, a collection of poems.


Acknowledgments A Tradition Within a Tradition Part I: Making a Way Out of No Way 1. Outraged Mother and Articulate Heroine: Linda Brent and the Slave Narrative Genre 2. Fugitive Slaves and Sanctified Ladies: Narratives of Vision and Power Part II: Emerging from Obscurity 3. A Poet's Retreat: The Diaries of Charlotte Forten Grimke 4. Crusader for Justice: Ida B. Wells Part III: Claiming the Afra-American Self 5. Motherless Daughters and the Quest for a Place: Zora Neale Hurston and Era Bell Thompson 6. A Song of Transcendence: Maya Angelou A Circle Closing and Expanding References Index

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  • publication date: 31/05/1989
  • ISBN13: 9780877228035
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 290
  • ID: 9780877228035
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0877228035

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