Dr. Alexis Brooks De Vita analyzes African/Diaspora women's literary voices and images in ways which enhance and expand upon their unique--and uniquely inherited--symbols of female power. She identifies goddesses and ancestresses interacting in tales of literary heroines, reading individual stories against and within their timeless and dynamic historico-spiritual communities.
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