Religiosity, Cosmology and Folklore

Religiosity, Cosmology and Folklore : The African Influence in the Novels of Toni Morrison

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 299g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138985031
  • 9781138985032

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION PART I. GOD, GODS AND SPIRITS IN AFRICAN LIFE: SONG OF SOLOMON, BELOVED, TAR BABY AND JAZZ Chapter 1. Ancient Ancestral Folklore in Song of Solomon Chapter 2. The Influence of African Cosmological Beliefs in Beloved Chapter 3. Tar Baby and the Ancient Folktales of Africa Chapter 4 Jazz and African Ancestral Cultures and Traditions PART II. A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: COMMUNITIES OF WOMEN IN THE BLUEST EYE, SULA, TAR BABY, BELOVED, JAZZ ANDPARADISE Chapter 5. The Failure of Community in The Bluest Eye Chapter 6. The Rejection of Community in Sula Chapter 7. "Ancient Properties" and Communal Connection in Tar Baby Chaper 8. The Power of Community in Beloved Chapter 9. Jazz and Community Values Chapter 10. Paradise: The Final Frontier NOTES WORKS CITEDshow more