Wines in the Wilderness: Plays by African American Women from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present

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INDEX
Africa: afrocentric, 106, 154; ancestral spirits, 81, 106-107, 154; culture, 79, 82-83, 106; religions, 82, 106
American Negro Theater (ANT), 98
Aristotelian structure, 82
Beckett, Samuel, 164
Black middle class, 63
Black nationhood, 153
Black Power Movement, 153
Black pride, 12
Bonner, Marita: achievements, 1-3; themes of poverty, illiteracy, moral decadence, devaluation of women, 2; Works: Exit, an Illusion, 1; The Pot Maker, 1; The Purple Flower, 1
Brown, Sterling, 11
Brown-Guillory, Elizabeth: achieve- ments, 185-186, 189-190; intraracial biases, food as socialization process, education, 188; themes of aging, reconciliation, love, ambition, 187; Works: Bayou Relics, 185; Mam Phyllis, 185-190; Marry Me, Again, 185; Snapshots of Broken Dolls, 185; Somebody Almost Walked off with All of My Stuff, 185; Their Place on the Stage: Black Women Playwrights in America, 186
Burrill, Mary, 61; Works: Aftermath, 61; They That Sit in Darkness, 61
Cajuns, 188-189
Capitalism, 152
Chicago Renaissance, 1
Childress, Alice, 12; achievements, 97-109; themes of liturgy of black church, traditional music, African mythology, folklore, sociopolitical, romantic, biographical, historical and feminist, 98; Works: Black Scenes: Collection of Scenes from Plays Written by Black People about Black Experience, 99; Florence, 99-104; Gold Through the Trees, 98; Gullah (formerly Sea Island Song), 99; A Hero Ain't Nothin but a Sandwich, 99; Let's Hear it for the Queen, 99; Just Little Simple, 98; Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic's Life, 99; Mojo: A Black Love Story, 99; Moms, 99; Rainbow Jordan, 99; A Short Walk, 99; Trouble in Mind, 99; Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White, 99; When the Rattle- snake Sounds, 99; Wine in the Wilderness, 99, 104-109; Young Martin Luther King, 99
Chorpenning, Charlotte, 80; Little Black Sambo, 80
Classism, 106
Creoles of Color, 163-164, 185-189
Crisis, 1
Cullen, Countee, 11
Davis, Ossie, 98
Dee, Ruby, 98

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  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Preface xiii
  • MARITA BONNER (1899-1971) 1
  • GEORGIA, DOUGLAS JOHNSON (1880-1966) 11
  • EUILALIE SPENCE (1894-1981) 39
  • May Miller (1899- ) 61
  • SHIRLEY GRAHAM (1896-1977) 79
  • ALICE CHILDRESS (1920-) 97
  • SONIA SANCHEZ (1934 -- ) 151
  • SYBIL KEIN (1939- ) 163
  • ELIZABETH BROWN- GUILLORY (1954-) 185
  • Bibliography 229
  • Index 249
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