Symbolizing the Past: Reading Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, and Eve's Bayou as Histories

Symbolizing the Past: Reading Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, and Eve's Bayou as Histories

By: Sandra M. Grayson (author)Paperback

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Description

Examples of constructing history through film, the three fictional narratives which are the focus of Sandra Grayson's study provide insight into how the role of the African American woman has been overlooked to the point of suppression. The women in these works are presented as warriors, educators, healers, seers, oral historians, as well as mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives. Through research into archival materials and study of the symbols encoded in the films themselves, Symbolizing the Past reveals the gap between the reality of black mythic history and its representation.

About Author

Sandra M. Grayson is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Images Past/Signs Transformed Chapter 4 History, Memory, & the African American Oral Tradition Chapter 5 Asante Icons in Sankofa Chapter 6 Orisha & Codes in Daughters of the Dust Chapter 7 Mirroring Narrative/Reflecting Past: Eve's Bayou, Tradition, Preservation Chapter 8 Looking Back with Scholarly Eyes Chapter 9 Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761817277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780761817277
  • weight: 177
  • ISBN10: 0761817271

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