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Author Zauditu-Selassie, K

Title African spiritual traditions in the novels of Toni Morrison / K. Zauditu-Selassie
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages)
Contents I's got the blues : Malochia, magic, and the descent into madness in The bluest eye -- Always: the living ancestor and the testimony of Will in Sula -- I've got a home in date rock: ritual and the construction of family history in Song of Solomon -- Dancing with trees and dreaming of yellow dresses: the dilemma of Jadine in Tar baby -- In(her)iting the divine: (consola)tions, sacred (convent)ions, and mediations of the spiritual in-between in Paradise -- Living with the dead: memory and ancestral presence in Beloved -- Tracing Wild's child Joe and tracking the hunter: an examination of the Órísá Ochossi in Jazz -- If I'd a knowed more, I would a loved more: Toni Morrison's Love and spiritual authorship
Summary Toni Morrison herself has long urged for organic critical readings of her works. K. Zauditu-Selassie delves deeply into African spiritual traditions, clearly explaining the meanings of African cosmology and epistemology as manifest in Morrison's novels
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Morrison, Toni -- Criticism and interpretation
Morrison, Toni -- Spirtualistic interpretations
Morrison, Toni -- Knowledge -- Africa
SUBJECT Morrison, Toni fast
Morrison, Toni -- Quellen und Vorbilder. idsbb
Morrison, Toni, 1931- -- analys och tolkning. sao
Morrison, Toni, 1931- -- och Afrika. sao
Morrison, Toni. swd
Subject American literature -- African influences
Yoruba (African people) in literature.
African Americans in literature.
Spirituality in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African Americans in literature
American literature -- African influences
Spirituality in literature
Yoruba (African people) in literature
Amerikansk litteratur -- afrikanska influenser.
Yoruba (folk) i litteraturen.
Afro-amerikaner i litteraturen.
Andligt liv i litteraturen.
SUBJECT Africa -- In literature
Subject Africa
Afrika <Motiv>
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813040097