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Womanism, literature, and the transformation of the Black community, 1965-1980, by Kalenda C. Eaton

This book examines how cultural and ideological reactions to activism in the post-Civil Rights Black community were depicted in fiction written by Black women writers, 1965-1980. By recognizing and often challenging prevailing cultural paradigms within the post-Civil Rights era, writers such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, and Paule Marshall fictionalized the black community in critical ways that called for further examination of progressive activism after the much publicized 'end' of the Civil Rights Movement. Through their writings, the authors' confronted marked shifts
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface: "Lifewriting"; Acknowledgments; Chapter One "Let Me Know When You Get Through": The Afro-Politico Womanist Agenda; Chapter Two ""Look Before You Leap"": Reading Black Nationalist Rhetoric and Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon; Chapter Three "Tomorrow the People Would Come": The Crisis of the Black Middle Class in Alice Walker's Meridian; Chapter Four "Ain't No Such Animal as an Instant Guerilla": Composing Self and Community in Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters
Literary Form
non fiction
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (122 p.)
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