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Migrations Of The Heart

Author : Marita Golden
ISBN : 9780307488244
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Distinguished author and television executive Marita Golden writes movingly about her life -- first as a black activist in the sixties in her hometown Washington, D.C., then as a journalism student in New York. In those turbulent years, she gained a profound understanding of what it means to be black in America. While studying in America, she met Femi, an African man. They fell in love and she journeyed to Nigeria to become his wife. In Africa, plunged into a culture so very different from her own, but one she felt she should understand, Marita Golden learned about both her own new sprawling Nigerian family and Nigeria's large American community. But Femi, once her strength, began to insist she fit herself into the strict mold of his society and assume the submissive role of a Nigerian wife. In her new, strange surroundings, Marita Golden discovered that home is not simply a destination, but rather something you must carry always inside you. "A marvelous journey . . . powerful imagery . . . distinctly drawn characters come alive, events pulsate with energy." -- The Washington Post Book World From the Paperback edition.

African American Autobiographers

Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
ISBN : 0313314098
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicling the autobiographical tradition in African American literature from the 18th century to the present, this volume features 66 authors from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X. Alphabetized entries, written by expert contributors, include concise biographies, overviews of autobiographical works and themes, reviews of critical receptions, and bibliographies.

Women Autobiography Theory

Author : Sidonie Smith
ISBN : 0299158446
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography. Essays from 39 prominent critics and writers explore narratives across the centuries and from around the globe. A list of more than 200 women's autobiographies and a comprehensive bibliography provide invaluable information for scholars, teachers, and readers.

Don T Play In The Sun

Author : Marita Golden
ISBN : 9780307425607
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Don’t play in the sun. You’re going to have to get a light-skinned husband for the sake of your children as it is.” In these words from her mother, novelist and memoirist Marita Golden learned as a girl that she was the wrong color. Her mother had absorbed “colorism” without thinking about it. But, as Golden shows in this provocative book, biases based on skin color persist–and so do their long-lasting repercussions. Golden recalls deciding against a distinguished black university because she didn’t want to worry about whether she was light enough to be homecoming queen. A male friend bitterly remembers that he was teased about his girlfriend because she was too dark for him. Even now, when she attends a party full of accomplished black men and their wives, Golden wonders why those wives are all nearly white. From Halle Berry to Michael Jackson, from Nigeria to Cuba, from what she sees in the mirror to what she notices about the Grammys, Golden exposes the many facets of "colorism" and their effect on American culture. Part memoir, part cultural history, and part analysis, Don't Play in the Sun also dramatizes one accomplished black woman's inner journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance and pride. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cla Journal

Author : College Language Association (U.S.)
ISBN : UCSC:32106008610997
Genre : Language and languages
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Encyclopedia Of African American Women Writers

Author : Yolanda Williams Page
ISBN : 0313334293
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A reference offering entries on 168 women writers of African-American descent writing in all forms includes autobiography, poetry, children's literature, and criticism.

Bearing Witness

Author : Henry Louis Gates
ISBN : 0679735208
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A collection of memoirs written by Black scholars, politicians, creative writers, and journalists offers insight to the African-American experience in twentieth-century American society

My Life Or The Autobiography Of A Village Curate

Author : Eliza R. Rowe
ISBN : OXFORD:600059645
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Caribbean Autobiography

Author : Sandra Pouchet Paquet
ISBN : 0299176932
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Despite the range and abundance of autobiographical writing from the Anglophone Caribbean, this book is the first to explore this literature fully. It covers works from the colonial era up to present-day AIDS memoirs and assesses the links between more familiar works by George Lamming, C. L. R. James, Derek Walcott, V. S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid and less frequently cited works by the Hart sisters, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Claude McKay, Yseult Bridges, Jean Rhys, Anna Mahase, and Kamau Brathwaite. Sandra Pouchet Paquet charts the intersection of multiple, contradictory viewpoints of the colonial and postcolonial Caribbean, differing concepts of community and levels of social integration, and a persistent pattern of both resistance and accommodation within island states that were largely shaped by British colonial practice from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-twentieth century. The texts examined here reflect the entire range of autobiographical practice, including the slave narrative and testimonial, written and oral narratives, spiritual autobiographies, fiction, serial autobiography, verse, diaries and journals, elegy, and parody.

Black American Women In Literature

Author : Ronda Glikin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026011267
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Includes the poetry, short fiction, novels, essays, and plays by, and criticism on, women whose work has been published in periodicals and anthologies between 1976 and the end of 1987. Over 80 periodical titles and 200 books have been searched; a large number of the journals included were not originally indexed. Arrangement is alphabetical by author, Ada to Nzadi Zimele-Keita. An appendix provides reference to authors by genre and serves as a guide to black women who have been writing creatively. Another appendix describes works about black women including literary criticism, book reviews, interviews, biographies, and bibliographies.

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