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Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book is the first sustained study of migration as it is portrayed in African American literature, letters, music, and painting. It identifies the “migration narrative” as a dominant African ... More


Always: The Living Ancestor and the Testimony of Will in Sula

K. Zauditu-Selassie

in African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033280
eISBN:
9780813039060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the shortcomings of the main character in Toni Morrison's second novel Sula, particularly her negligence of African values. It analyzes archetypes and symbols that mark Sula's ... More


Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott

Paul Breslin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226074269
eISBN:
9780226074283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074283.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book offers a look at the St. Lucian, Nobel-Prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history. The book argues that Walcott's poems and plays ... More


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