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Sonia Sanchez: A Dynamic Voice of Black Arts Poetry

John Zheng

in With Fists Raised: Radical Art, Contemporary Activism, and the Iconoclasm of the Black Arts Movement

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859777
eISBN:
9781800852488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859777.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Sanchez’s poetry and her distinguished voice under the banner of “soniasanchezism,” showing her creativity and aesthetic awareness through her sensibility to the larger ... More


A Remembrance

Sonia Sanchez

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/9781604732740.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on the death of James Baldwin, which made a big impact on Sonia Sanchez’s life. When Sanchez first read James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain, she knew she was home. Seeing ... More


The Appeal of Black Nationalism and the Promise of Prosperity

Ula Yvette Taylor

in The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633930
eISBN:
9781469633954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633930.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the Nation of Islam conversion of activists Sonia Sanchez and Gwendolyn Simmons, after the assassination of Minister Malcolm X. Why political activists found a political home in ... More


Introduction: Being Muslim Women

Sylvia Chan-Malik

in Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850600
eISBN:
9781479881550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850600.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction asks: How do we tell a story of Islam in the United States that foregrounds the lives and experiences of women of color throughout the 20th-21st centuries? The chapter asserts that ... More


Virtuoso Ancestors

Vaughn A. Booker

in Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479892327
eISBN:
9781479801831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892327.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the reverence for departed jazz musicians and the practices of fellow musicians, creative artists, institutions, and the public to celebrate their memory. By heralding its ... More


Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Adrienne Lanier Seward and Justine Tally (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning includes essays by well-known international scholars focusing on the author’s literary production and including her very latest works—the theatrical production ... More


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