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Reading Erna Brodber : uniting the Black diaspora through folk culture and religion / June E. Roberts.

Author/Creator:
Roberts, June E., 1947-
Publication:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, 0069-9624 ; no. 210
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 275 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Brodber, Erna -- Criticism and interpretation.
Literature and folklore -- Caribbean Area.
Religion and literature -- Caribbean Area.
Caribbean Area -- In literature.
African Americans in literature.
Folklore in literature.
Religion in literature.
Blacks in literature.
Contents:
Origins of a tradition: the continuum of Caribbean literature
The informing intellectual climate
Interdisciplinary and intercultural social constructions
Brodber's discursive position within and without Caribbean literary traditions and tropes
Women writers and feminism: a canon of their own tropes and concerns
Reading the text: the sometimes ambiguous Kumbla of the folk in Jane and Louisa
Getting out of the physical Kumbla and back to the spiritual Kumbla: historicizing textual time
Reading Myal and thwarting spirit thievery
The location of spirit thievery
Redemption allegories and Myalism
Tropes of the Harlem renaissance, minstrelsy and early twentieth-century Black representation
African spirituality: the ultimate connection
Intimations of allegories of unification.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0313320748 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
60799714
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