Moving Beyond Boundaries: Black Women's Diaspora v. 2
In a collection of critical essays, commentaries and interviews, interspersed with poems and short stories, the editors have brought together an original anthology of some of the best writings by women from all continents which collectively redefines and celebrates the richness and diversity of that writing. Volume 2 of the work is in two parts. Part one comprises eight conversations/interviews with black women writers including Paule Marshall, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Merle Collins and Carol Beame. Part two offers critical responses to aspects of black women's writing including writings by Miriam deCosta Willis, Gladys M Jimenez-Munoz, Thelma Ravell-Pinto, Tess Osonye Onwueme, Bell Hooks and Celeste D. Mann.
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- Paperback | 348 pages
- 156 x 234mm | 528g
- 07 Apr 1995
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- bibliography, notes on contributors
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Table of contents
Introductions: black women writing worlds - textual production, dominance feminism and the critical voice. Part 1 Conversations: re-creating ourselves all over the world - a conversation with Paule Marshall, Omolara Ogundipe-Leslie; women write about the things that move them - a conversation with Tsitsi Dangarembga, Flora Veit-Wild; we speak because we dream - conversations with Merle Collins in London on June 17, 1991 and May 28, 1992, Brenda Berrian; culture and liberation in Zimbabwe - African women in conversation, Ifi Amadiume and Nzinga; Latin American lesbians speak on black identity, Juanita Ramos, ed., et al; feminism, development and peace, Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana and Miriam Tlali; Chiriboga - a conversation, Carol Beame; affirming the right to be revolutionary - Assata an interview, Rosemari Mealy. Part 2 Critical responses: Orisha circling her house - race as (con)text in Morejon's poetic discourse, Miriam de Costa-Willis; joining our differences - the problem of lesbian subjectivity among women of colour, Gladys M. Jimenez-Munoz; women's writing and the politics of South Africa - the ambiguous role of Nadine Gordimer, Thelma Ravell-Pinto; bodies in silence - the missing diaspora in African literature, Tess Osonye Onwueme; history, identity and the constitution of the female subject - Maryse Conde's Tituba, Jeanne Garane; black women writing in Ecuador, Carol Beame; the search for identity in Afro-Brazilian women's writing - a literary history, Celeste D. Mann; commercial deportation as rite of passage in black women's novels, Joyce Hope Scott; the epistolary voice and voices of indigenous feminism in Mariama Ba's "Une si longue lettre", Angelita Reyes; women, literature and politics - Haitian popular migration as viewed by Marie-Therese Colimon and the Haitian female writer, Marie-Jose N'Zengou-Tayo; Aida Cartagena Portalatin - a literary life, Moca, Dominican Republic, Daisy Cocco de Filippis; strategies of identity in Afro-Ecuadorian fiction - Chiriboga's "Bajo la piel de los tambores (Under the Skin of the Drums)", Carol Beame; Zora Neale Hurston - a subversive reading, bell hooks; who can take the multitude and lock it in a cage? - Noemia De Sousa, Micere Mugo, Ellen Kuzwayo, three African women's voices of resistance, Arlene A. Elder.
About Carole Boyce-Davies
Carole Boyce-Davies is Associate Professor of English, African American Studies and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Binghamton.