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Worrying the Line

Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition

Worrying the Line( )
Author: Wall, Cheryl A.
Series title:Gender and American Culture Ser.
Publication Date:Feb 2005
Publisher:University of North Carolina Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Wall applies the blues term "worrying the line" to describe the ways African American women writers reconstruct family genealogies in their fiction and nonfiction work through dreams, rituals, music, or images. Writers discussed include Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Lucille Clifton, Paule Marshall, Gloria Naylor, and Gayl Jones.

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