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Paule Marshall and the Voice of Black Immigrant Women

Tammy L. Brown

in City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462265
eISBN:
9781626746435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462265.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

From the 1960s through the present, Barbadian-American novelist Paule Marshall used her work to empower her readers through the depiction of strong, black immigrant women characters in a series of ... More


Black Female Travel: Diasporic Connections and Revolutionary Desire

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Caribbean American writers examined in chapter three, Paule Marshall and Audre Lorde, seek a spiritual home in the Caribbean, the home of their parents and ancestors. More specifically, they ... More


A Tree Grows in Bajan Brooklyn: Writing Caribbean New York

Martha Jane Nadell

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

A number of writers originally from the American Tropics have lived and set their stories in Brooklyn neighbourhoods, particularly Bedford-Stuyvesant and East Flatbush. At the centre of Martha Jane ... More


Vocation Or Vacation? Transatlantic Professionalism Now

Leslie Elizabeth Eckel

in Atlantic Citizens: Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748669370
eISBN:
9780748684427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669370.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Does transatlantic professionalism still matter? This afterword examines the multifaceted careers of two contemporary American writers – Paule Marshall and Adam Gopnik – who combine creative pursuits ... More


Reworking Roots: Black Women Writers, The Sapelo Interviews in Drums and Shadows, and the Making of a New Gullah Folk

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 discusses the legacies of 1920s and 1930s studies within the Gullah revival and the land battles raging throughout the region. Chapter 5 unearths the origins of the revival, analyzes the ... More


From “Shaping the World of My Art”

Paule Marshall

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on the important early influences that shaped Paule Marshall’s work, and does this by going back to that stage in her life where she began the never-ending apprenticeship which ... More


On Gardening, or A Love Supreme

Joyce Pettis

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on the plant collection of Joyce Pettis—one that is neither large nor extravagant, a collection not of exotic varieties but of the average ones that any family might have. ... More


All Power, All Poetry, to the People: From “Negro” to “Black” National Anthem

Imani Perry

in May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638607
eISBN:
9781469638621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638607.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the revival of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” within the context of the rise of the Black Power movement and the attendant institutional life. It reads Black Power in terms of both ... More


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