Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora : Black Women Writing and Performing Hardback
Part of the Race and American Culture series
Tropes ranging from Houston Baker's "bluesman," to Henry Louis Gates' "signifyin'" to Geneva Smitherman's "talkin' and testifyin'" to bell hooks' "talking back" to Cheryl Wall's "worrying the line" all affirm the power of sonance and sound in the African American literary tradition. The collection of essays in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora contributes to this tradition by theorizing the preeminence of voice and narration (and the consequences oftheir absence) in the literary and cultural performances of black women. Looking to work by such prominent black female authors as Alice Walker, Sherley Anne Williams, Toni Morrison, Zora Neal Hurston, among many others, Mae G.
Henderson provides a deeply felt reflection on race and gender and their effectswithin the discourse of speaker and listener.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages, 13 halftones
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 24/04/2014
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780195116595