The Resource Africana women writers : performing diaspora, staging healing, DeLinda Marzette

Africana women writers : performing diaspora, staging healing, DeLinda Marzette

Label
Africana women writers : performing diaspora, staging healing
Title
Africana women writers
Title remainder
performing diaspora, staging healing
Statement of responsibility
DeLinda Marzette
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Africana Women Writers: Performing Diaspora, Staging Healing focuses on contemporary literary works, plays in particular, written after 1976 by Africana women writers. From a cross-cultural, transnational perspective, the author examines how these women writers--emanating from Cameroon (Nicole Werewere Liking), Britain (Winsome Pinnock), Guadeloupe (Maryse Condé and Simone Schwartz-Bart), Nigeria (Tess Onwueme), and the United States (Ntozake Shange)--move beyond static, conventional notions regarding blackness and being female and reconfigure newer identities and spaces to thrive. DeLinda Marzette explores the numerous ways these women writers create black female agency and vital, energizing communities. Contextually, she uses the term diaspora to refer to the mass dispersal of peoples from their homelands--herein Africa--to other global locations; objects of diasporic dispersal, these individuals then become a kind of migrant, physically and psychologically. Each author shares a diasporic heritage; hence, much of their subjects, settings, and themes express diaspora consciousness. Marzette explores who these women are, how they define themselves, how they convey and experience their worlds, how they broach, loosen, and explode the multiple yokes of race, class, and gender-based oppression and exploitation in their works. What is fostered, encouraged, shunned, ignored--the spoken, the unspoken and, perhaps, the unspeakable--are all issues of critical exploration. Ultimately, all the women of this study depend on female bonds for survival, enrichment, healing, and hope. The plays by these women are especially important in that they add a diverse dimension to the standard dramatic canon.--Publisher website
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
809.2/9928708996
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1650.W65
LC item number
M37 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies on themes and motifs in literature,
Series volume
volume 108
Label
Africana women writers : performing diaspora, staging healing, DeLinda Marzette
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making rite : w/riting renewal in an age of lunacy in selected works of Nicole Werewere Liking -- Coming to voice : navigating the interstices in plays by Winsome Pinnock -- Diasporic fissures and Afro-Caribbean identity in the plays of Simone Schwarz-Bart and Maryse Condé -- Who measures the power of woman in spoons and scales : women's worth in Tess Onwueme's Tell it to women -- For colored girls : treading storms, discovering rainbows
Control code
ocn865018574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (152 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453901885
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29553581
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865018574
  • pebcs1453901884

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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