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Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings

Donna Aza Weir-Soley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033778
eISBN:
9780813039008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Western European mythology and history tend to view spirituality and sexuality as opposite extremes. But sex can be more than a function of the body and religion more than a function of the mind, as ... More


I’s Got the Blues: Malochia, Magic, and the Descent into Madness in The Bluest Eye

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/9780813033280.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines African cosmologies and the nature of spiritual power and beliefs, alongside axiological ideas of beauty and value in Toni Morrison's first novel The Bluest Eye. In this novel, ... More


Dancing with Trees and Dreamin of Yellow Dresses: The Dilemma of Jadine in Tar Baby

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/9780813033280.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the African cosmology and epistemology manifested in Toni Morrison's novel Tar Baby. It suggests that Morrison inscribed in this novel indigenous knowledge, representing ... More


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