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Explores Black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Revising The Legacy of Kinlessness Through Elders and Ancestors
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. Part I: Preface: The Elder as Culture Bearer
  2. pp. 27-30
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  1. Chapter 1 Othermothers as Elders and Culture Bearers in Daughters of the Dust and The Salt Eaters
  2. pp. 31-54
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  1. Part II: Preface: The Dead Are Not Dead: The Ancestral Presence
  2. pp. 55-58
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  1. Chapter 2 Ancestral Prodding in Praisesong for the Widow
  2. pp. 59-88
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  1. Chapter 3 Ancestral Disturbances in Stigmata
  2. pp. 89-118
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  1. Chapter 4 Beloved: A Ghost Story with an Ogbanje Twist
  2. pp. 119-150
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  1. Part III: Preface: The Child and Ancestor Bond
  2. pp. 151-152
  1. Chapter 5 The Child Figure as a Means to Ancestral Knowledge in Daughters of the Dust and A Sunday in June
  2. pp. 153-174
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  1. Conclusion: Looking Backward and Forward: The Ancestral Presence in Speculative Fiction
  2. pp. 175-190
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 191-196
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 197-210
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 211-216
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  1. Back Cover
  2. p. 228
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438447384
Related ISBN(s)
9781438447377
MARC Record
OCLC
867739541
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-12
Language
English
Open Access
No
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