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African diasporic women's narratives : politics of resistance, survival, and citizenship / Simone A. James Alexander.

Author/Creator:
Alexander, Simone A. James, 1967-
Publication:
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2014. , ©2014.
Format/Description:
Book
pages cm
Subjects:
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African American women in literature.
Human body in literature.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Summary:
Using feminist and womanist theory, Alexander takes as her main point of analysis works that focus on the black female body as the physical and metaphorical site of migration, in the process successfully demonstrating that diaspora has a different meaning for women than men.
Contents:
Introduction: Dis-embodied subjects writing fire
Captive flesh no more: Saartjie Baartman, quintessential migratory subject
"Crimes against the flesh": politics and poetics of the black female body
Framing violence: resistance, redemption, and recuperative strategies in I, Tituba, black witch of Salem
Mothering the nation: women's bodies as nationalist trope in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, eyes, memory
Performing the body: transgressive doubles, fatness and blackness
Bodies and disease: finding alternative cure, assuming alternative identity.
ISBN:
9780813049823
0813049822
OCLC:
865297749
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