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Bodied knowledges (where our blood is born): Maternal narratives and articulations of black women's diaspora identity

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
crump,helen j. (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/847025400/fulltextPDF/FFFBCE11FC574758PQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
Minnesota: University of Minnesota
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Authors, Literature, Fiction, Motherhood, Women, Conde, Maryse, 1937-, Guadeloupe, African diaspora, Brand, Dionne, Gender studies, Maternal narratives, Jackson-Opoku, Sandra
Notes:
220 p., Employs a black feminist diaspora literary lens to identify, define, trace, and speak to the African Diaspora as it functions in black women's diaspora fiction and informs our understanding of black women's diaspora identity. Considers three authors and novels by women of, in, and across the African Diaspora. The study centers on Sandra Jackson-Opoku's The River Where Blood Is Born as a primary site of analysis of diaspora formation and theorization, Dionne Brand's At the Full and Change of the Moon and Maryse Condé's Desirada as comparative textual and theoretical sites.