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African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship
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Publisher Univ Pr of Florida
Publication date June 3, 2014
Pages 238
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813049823
ISBN-10 0813049822
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.22 lbs.
Original list price $74.95
Other format details university press
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Winner of the College Language Association Creative Scholarship Award

“Brilliant. Alexander helps us to understand the complexities of race, gender, sexuality, migration, and identity as they intersect with creativity. A must-read for those interested in women’s writing today.”—Renée Larrier, author of Autofiction and Advocacy in the Francophone Caribbean

“Critically engages current topical issues with sophisticated scholarly readings. There is a tone of the transgressive that gives this work the kind of edge that always provides transcendence.”—Carole Boyce Davies, author of Caribbean Spaces

“An authoritative and original study, characterized by meticulously researched scholarship, which focuses on the female body across a fascinating corpus of literary production in the Caribbean and elsewhere. This refreshing and effective interdisciplinary approach extends the boundaries of traditional literary analysis.”—E. Anthony Hurley, author of Through a Black Veil

Using feminist and womanist theory, Simone Alexander analyzes literary works that focus on the black female body as the physical and metaphorical site of migration. She shows that over time black women have used their bodily presence to complicate and challenge a migratory process often forced upon them by men or patriarchal society.

Through in-depth study of selective texts by Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, and Grace Nichols, Alexander challenges the stereotypes ascribed to black female sexuality, subverting its assumed definition as diseased, passive, or docile. She also addresses issues of embodiment as she analyzes how women’s bodies are read and seen; how bodies “perform” and are performed upon; how they challenge and disrupt normative standards.

A multifaceted contribution to studies of gender, race, sexuality, and disability issues, African Diasporic Women’s Narratives engages a range of issues as it grapples with the complex interconnectedness of geography, citizenship, and nationalism.

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9780813049823 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $74.95
About: Winner of the College Language Association Creative Scholarship Award “Brilliant.
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