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Published: 26 June 2014

336 Pages | 13 halftones


ISBN: 9780195116595

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Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora

Black Women Writing and Performing

Mae G. Henderson

Race and American Culture

  • Features sixteen beautifully written essays theorizing the preeminence of voice and narration in the literary and cultural performances of black women
  • Reconstructs a fundamentally spiritual practice as a critical concept for reading black women's writing and performance dialogically and intertextually
  • Discusses such prominent black female authors as Alice Walker, Sherley Anne Williams, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neal Hurston, among others