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Black Women's Writing : Insights S - Gina Wisker

Black Women's Writing

Insights S

By: Gina Wisker (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th December 1992
ISBN: 9780333522530
Number Of Pages: 189

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"Insights into Black Women's Writing" contains a wide ranging collection of critical essays on black women's writing from Afro-American, African, South African, British and Caribbean novelists, poets, short story writers and a dramatist. For the reader, student, and teacher it provides a useful introduction to much of the range of writing by black women. The focus is on writing, producing, reading and teaching the texts as creative, imaginative and culturally engaged works which give a voice to a variety of black women's experiences. The contributors are black and white, female and male, academics and readers who chart their engagement with an enjoyment of the texts of some of the key figures in black women's writing across several continents.

Preface - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: Black and White: Voices, Writers and Readers; G.Wisker - 'Writing the Body': Reading Joan Riley's The Unbelonging, Grace Nichols' I Is a Long Memoried Woman and Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf; G.Griffin - Black Women Writing and Reading; J.Roy - 'Long Memoried Women': Caribbean Women Poets; B.Woodcock - Disremembered and Unaccounted For: Reading Toni Morrison's Beloved and Alice Walker's The Temple of My Familiar; G.Wisker - Art, Action and the Ancestors: Alice Walker's Meridian in its Context; C.Hall - 'Not My People': Toni Morrison and Identity; E.Jordan - Autobiography: The Art of Self-Definition; E.L.Birch - Reading From a Distance: Ama Ata Aidoo's Our Sister Killjoy; S.Chetin - Reconstructing the Past, Shaping the Future: Bessie Head and the Question of Feminism in a New South Africa; D.Driver - Index

ISBN: 9780333522530
ISBN-10: 0333522532
Series: Insights S
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 18th December 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1