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“All Stories Are True”: Palimpsestic Storytelling

Tracie Church Guzzio

in All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter shows how the Ibo saying “all stories are true” suggest a way of reading Wideman’s chronicle of his family and the history of the community and the race. The statement and its appearance ... More


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