Arms Akimbo: Africana Women in Contemporary Literature

By Janice Lee Liddell; Yakini Belinda Kemp | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
Forewordix
Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Introduction: Black Women's Studies and the Intellectual Legacy--A Praise Song1
Part 1. A Birthing of Self13
1. Psychic Rage and Response: The Enslaved and the Enslaver in Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose17
Emma Waters-Dawson
2. Voyages Beyond Lust and Lactation: The Climacteric as Seen in Novels by Sylvia Wynter, Beryl Gilroy, and Paule Marshall32
Janice Lee Liddell
3. A Woman's Art; A Woman's Craft: The Self in Ntozake Shange's Sassafras, Cypress, and Indigo46
Carol Marsh-Lockett
4. Coming Home to Herself: Autonomy and Self-Conversion in Flora Nwapa's One Is Enough58
Australia Tarver
Part 2. Relationships: Mothering, Mistressing, Marrying, and Woman-to-Woman--Disengaging the Family Romance 000
5. When Difference Is Not the Dilemma:The Black Woman Couple in African American Women's Fiction75
Yakini B. Kemp
6. "Devouring Gods" and "Sacrificial Animals": The Male-Female Relationship in Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes: A Love Story92
Wei-hsiung (Kitty) Wu
7. Snapshots of Childhood Life in Jamaica Kincaid's Fiction103
Brenda E Berrian

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