A Study Guide for Ntozake Shange's "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf"

Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1410346226
Pages : 19 pages
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Download or read book A Study Guide for Ntozake Shange's "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf" written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on with total page 19 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Ntozake Shange's "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Ntozake Shange's "Betsey Brown"

Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1410341216
Pages : 29 pages
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Download or read book A Study Guide for Ntozake Shange's "Betsey Brown" written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016-06-29 with total page 29 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Ntozake Shange's "Betsey Brown," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Africa and the Americas

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1851094415
Pages : 1215 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (851 users)

Download or read book Africa and the Americas written by Richard M. Juang and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008 with total page 1215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa. * Over 100 expert contributors--a diverse group of international scholars from all sides of the Atlantic representing many different disciplines * A rich collection of photographs of major political, cultural, and intellectual leaders from both sides of the Atlantic

Fires in the Mirror

Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
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ISBN : 9780822213291
Pages : 148 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (213 users)

Download or read book Fires in the Mirror written by Anna Deavere Smith and published by Dramatists Play Service Inc. This book was released on 1997 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents theatrical monologues based on interviews with participants and observers of the 1991 racial riots in New York's Crown Heights.

Contemporary American Women Poets

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313317835
Pages : 428 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Contemporary American Women Poets written by Catherine Cucinella and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In mapping the achievements of contemporary American women poets, this reference helps liberate them from restrictive conventional views and illustrates the tremendous diversity of their works. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on nearly 70 American women poets who published significant works after 1945.

African American Dramatists

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 0313322333
Pages : 527 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book African American Dramatists written by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 527 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents alphabetical entries for sixty-one playwrights who wrote from the early nineteenth through the late twentieth century, containing biographical information about the authors and critical assessments of their works.

"After Mecca"

Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 9780813534060
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (534 users)

Download or read book "After Mecca" written by Cheryl Clarke and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In "After Mecca," Cheryl Clarke explores the relationship between the Black Arts Movement and black women writers of the period. Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Ntozake Shange, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Alice Walker, and others chart the emergence of a new and distinct black poetry and its relationship to the black community's struggle for rights and liberation. Clarke also traces the contributions of these poets to the development of feminism and lesbian-feminism, and the legacy they left for others to build on.

Teaching African American Women’s Writing

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137086475
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

Download or read book Teaching African American Women’s Writing written by G. Wisker and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-09-29 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in Teaching African American Women's Writing provide reflections on issues, problems and pleasures raised by studying the texts. They will be of use to those teaching and studying African American women's writing in colleges, universities and adult education groups as well as teachers involved in teaching in schools to A level.

African American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440871515
Pages : 429 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book African American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students written by Hans A. Ostrom and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-11-30 with total page 429 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This essential volume provides an overview of and introduction to African American writers and literary periods from its beginning through the 21st century. Provides an essential introduction to African American writers and topics, from the beginning of the 20th century into the 21st Covers the major authors and key topics in African American literature Gives students an accessible and approachable overview of African American literature

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 9780231510691
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (51 users)

Download or read book The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction written by Darryl Dickson-Carr and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2005-10-14 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Ishmael Reed and Toni Morrison to Colson Whitehead and Terry McMillan, Darryl Dickson-Carr offers a definitive guide to contemporary African American literature. This volume-the only reference work devoted exclusively to African American fiction of the last thirty-five years-presents a wealth of factual and interpretive information about the major authors, texts, movements, and ideas that have shaped contemporary African American fiction. In more than 160 concise entries, arranged alphabetically, Dickson-Carr discusses the careers, works, and critical receptions of Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Jamaica Kincaid, Charles Johnson, John Edgar Wideman, Leon Forrest, as well as other prominent and lesser-known authors. Each entry presents ways of reading the author's works, identifies key themes and influences, assesses the writer's overarching significance, and includes sources for further research. Dickson-Carr addresses the influence of a variety of literary movements, critical theories, and publishers of African American work. Topics discussed include the Black Arts Movement, African American postmodernism, feminism, and the influence of hip-hop, the blues, and jazz on African American novelists. In tracing these developments, Dickson-Carr examines the multitude of ways authors have portrayed the diverse experiences of African Americans. The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction situates African American fiction in the social, political, and cultural contexts of post-Civil Rights era America: the drug epidemics of the 1980s and 1990s and the concomitant "war on drugs," the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, the struggle for gay rights, feminism, the rise of HIV/AIDS, and racism's continuing effects on African American communities. Dickson-Carr also discusses the debates and controversies regarding the role of literature in African American life. The volume concludes with an extensive annotated bibliography of African American fiction and criticism.

The Black Theatre Movement in the United States and in South America

Publisher : Universitat de València
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ISBN : 8437083982
Pages : 244 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (437 users)

Download or read book The Black Theatre Movement in the United States and in South America written by Olga Barrios Herrero and published by Universitat de València. This book was released on 2011-11-28 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: El creixement dels moviments sociopolítics entre els anys seixanta i noranta als Estats Units i a Sud-àfrica va establir els ferms fonaments sobre els quals, amb una força i ímpetu sense precedents, es va forjar el teatre negre d'aquests anys. Forma i contingut van sorgir a l'una del compromís polític i artístic adoptat per aquests artistes contra l'imperialisme, el colonialisme i el racisme occidentals. Per primera vegada en la història, el teatre negre dels Estats Units i de Sud-àfrica analitzava i valorava les arrels negres per a poder il·luminar la recerca d'un futur de llibertat. No obstant això, el context sociopolític i les circumstàncies específiques de cada país han generat igualment els trets distintius del teatre afronord-americà i negre sud-africà (incloses les diferències de gènere) manifestos en ramificacions artístiques totalment heterogènies i úniques.

Black Women Film and Video Artists

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135225427
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

Download or read book Black Women Film and Video Artists written by Jacqueline Bobo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Black American Biographies

Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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ISBN : 1615301372
Pages : 404 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (615 users)

Download or read book Black American Biographies written by Jeff Wallenfeldt Manager, Geography and History and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2010-08-15 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Profiles notable African Americans from abolitionists and activists to popular artists and politicians.

Black Feminist Thought

Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780415924849
Pages : 356 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (924 users)

Download or read book Black Feminist Thought written by Patricia Hill Collins and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised tenth anniversary edition expands on the arguments of the original edition to include discussions of heterosexism as a system of power, expanded images of black womanhood, U.S. black feminism's connections to black "Diasporic" feminism, and the importance of social class and nationalism.

Sounds of Poetry

Publisher : Gunter Narr Verlag
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ISBN : 9783823346647
Pages : 174 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (346 users)

Download or read book Sounds of Poetry written by Martina Pfeiler and published by Gunter Narr Verlag. This book was released on 2003 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Scars of Conquest/masks of Resistance

Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
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ISBN : 0195094050
Pages : 209 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (195 users)

Download or read book Scars of Conquest/masks of Resistance written by Tejumola Olaniyan and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1995 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining in detail the dramas of Baraka, Soyinka, Walcott and Shange, this study describes how these black writers are preoccupied with the invention of a postimperial cultural identity. It charts the foundations of an important aesthetic form, the drama of the African diaspora.

African American Women Playwrights

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113652147X
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book African American Women Playwrights written by Christy Gavin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-10-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Guide includes the primary and secondary works and summaries of plays of 15 prominent African American women playwrights including Lorraine Hansberry, Ntozake Shange, Adrienne Kennedy, Alice Childress, Zora Neale Hurston, Georgia Douglas Johnson. During the last 10 to 15 years, critical consideration of contemporary as well as earlier black women playwrights has blossomed. Plays by black women are increasingly anthologized and two recently published anthologies devote themselves solely to black women dramatists. In light of the growing interest in scholarship concerning African American women playwrights, researchers and librarians need a bibliographical source that brings together the profiles interviews, critical material and primary sources of black female playwrights. This guide will provide a bibliographical essay reviewing the scholarship of black women playwrights as well as for each playwright: a biography, summaries of each play detailed annotations of secondary material, and list of primary sources.