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Author Washington, Teresa N., 1971-

Title Our mothers, our powers, our texts : manifestations of Ajé in Africana literature / Teresa N. Washington
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (x, 332 pages)
Series Blacks in the diaspora
Blacks in the diaspora.
Contents Àjẹ́ in Yorubaland -- Àjẹ́ across the continent and in the Ìtànkálẹ́ -- Word becoming flesh and text in Gloria Naylor's 'Mama Day' and T. Obinkaram Echewa's 'I saw the sky catch fire' -- Initiations into the self, the conjured space of creation, and prophetic utterance in Ama Ata Aidoo's 'Anowa' and Ntozake Shange's 'Sassafrass, cypress & indigo' -- Un/complementary complements : gender, power, and Àjẹ́ -- The relativity of negativity -- The womb of life is a wicked bag : cycles of power, passion, and pain in the mother-daughter Àjẹ́ relationship -- Twinning across the ocean : the neo-political Àjẹ́ of Ben Okri's Madame Koto and Mary Monroe's Mama Ruby
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-325) and index
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Subject African American women in literature.
African American women -- Intellectual life.
African fiction (English) -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- African influences.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Creation in literature.
Motherhood in literature.
Mothers and daughters in literature.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women in literature.
Yoruba (African people) -- Religion.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004024471
ISBN 0253003199 (electronic bk.)
9780253003195 (electronic bk.)