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The Resource Witches, goddesses, and angry spirits : the politics of spiritual liberation in African diaspora women's fiction, Maha Marouan

Witches, goddesses, and angry spirits : the politics of spiritual liberation in African diaspora women's fiction, Maha Marouan

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Witches, goddesses, and angry spirits : the politics of spiritual liberation in African diaspora women's fiction
Title
Witches, goddesses, and angry spirits
Title remainder
the politics of spiritual liberation in African diaspora women's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Maha Marouan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Witches, Goddesses and Angry Spirits: The Politics of Spiritual Liberation in African Diaspora Women's Fiction explores African diaspora religious practices as vehicles for Africana women's spiritual transformation, using representative fictions by three contemporary writers of the African Americas who compose fresh models of female spirituality: Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994) by Haitian American novelist Edwidge Danticat; Paradise (1998) by African American Nobel laureate Toni Morrison; and I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (1992) by Guadeloupean author Maryse Condé. Author Maha Marouan argues that while these authors' works burst with powerful female figures--witches, goddesses, healers, priestesses, angry spirits--they also remain honest in reminding readers of the silences surrounding African diaspora women's realities and experiences of violence, often as a result of gendered religious discourses. To make sense of Africana women's experiences of the diaspora, this book operates from a transnational perspective that moves across national and linguistic boundaries as it connects the Anglophone, the Francophone, and the Creole worlds of the African Americas. In doing so, Marouan identifies crucial shared thematic concerns regarding the authors' engagement with religious frameworks--some Judeo-Christian, some not--heretofore unexamined in such a careful, comparative fashion." -- Publisher's description
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1975-
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Marouan, Maha
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
M35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • African American women in literature
  • African diaspora in literature
  • African American women authors
  • Danticat, Edwidge
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Condé, Maryse
  • Danticat, Edwidge
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Condé, Maryse
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Witches, goddesses, and angry spirits : the politics of spiritual liberation in African diaspora women's fiction, Maha Marouan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-166) and index
Contents
Introduction : Breath, eyes, memory, Paradise and I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem : a theoretical and thematic framework -- In the spirit of Erzulie : Vodou and the re-imagining of Haitian womanhood in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, eyes, memory -- "Thunder, perfect mind" : gnosticism and the utopian impulse in Toni Morrison's Paradise -- Conjuring history : the meaning of witchcraft in Maryse Condé's I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem -- Conclusion : The return of witches, goddesses, and angry spirits
Control code
ocn814301815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 180 p.
Isbn
9780814212196
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039927
Other control number
40022472269
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)814301815
Label
Witches, goddesses, and angry spirits : the politics of spiritual liberation in African diaspora women's fiction, Maha Marouan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-166) and index
Contents
Introduction : Breath, eyes, memory, Paradise and I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem : a theoretical and thematic framework -- In the spirit of Erzulie : Vodou and the re-imagining of Haitian womanhood in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, eyes, memory -- "Thunder, perfect mind" : gnosticism and the utopian impulse in Toni Morrison's Paradise -- Conjuring history : the meaning of witchcraft in Maryse Condé's I, Tituba, Black witch of Salem -- Conclusion : The return of witches, goddesses, and angry spirits
Control code
ocn814301815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 180 p.
Isbn
9780814212196
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039927
Other control number
40022472269
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)814301815

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