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The foremother figure in early black women's literature : clothed in my right mind

By: Bryant, Jacqueline K.

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature series
1138389730 / 9781138389731
Paperback
813.009352208996073
30/05/2020
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England
22 cm 170 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Garland Pub., 1999.

Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature.

The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women's works differs significantly from the older black women portrayed in early white women's works.

The foremother figure, then emerging in early black women's fiction revises the stereotypical mother figure in early white women's fiction.

In the context of the mulatta heroine the foremother produces minimal language that, through an Afrocentric rhetoric, distinguishes her from the stereotypical mother and thus links her peripheral role and unusual behaviour to cultural continuity and radical uplift.

BIC:

1KBB USA, 2AB English, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, JFSJ1 Gender studies: women, JFSL3 Black & Asian studies

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