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Black Cultural Mythology

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ISBN 13 : 1438477872
Pages : 370 pages
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Download Black Cultural Mythology PDF Format Full Free by Christel N. Temple and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2020-04-01 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies. Black Cultural Mythology retrieves the concept of “mythology” from its Black Arts Movement origins and broadens its scope to illuminate the relationship between legacies of heroic survival, cultural memory, and creative production in the African diaspora. Christel N. Temple comprehensively surveys more than two hundred years of figures, moments, ideas, and canonical works by such visionaries as Maria Stewart, Richard Wright, Colson Whitehead, and Edwidge Danticat to map an expansive yet broadly overlooked intellectual tradition of Black cultural mythology and to provide a new conceptual framework for analyzing this tradition. In so doing, she at once reorients and stabilizes the emergent field of Africana cultural memory studies, while also staging a much broader intervention by challenging scholars across disciplines—from literary and cultural studies, history, sociology, and beyond—to embrace a more organic vocabulary to articulate the vitality of the inheritance of survival. “This book not only offers a new and exciting theoretical concept, it also applies that concept to texts in unique and different ways. With this theoretical lens, we can ‘read’ and ‘see’ texts, memories, and ideas in new ways. The author examines an almost dizzying array of cultural and historical moments, scholars, artists, and activists and provides new lenses through which to read them as well. This is a brilliant and much-needed addition to the academic and cultural conversation.” — Georgene Bess Montgomery, author of The Spirit and the Word: A Theory of Spirituality in Africana Literary Criticism


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Transcendence and the Africana Literary Enterprise

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498545092
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Transcendence and the Africana Literary Enterprise PDF Format Full Free by Christel N. Temple and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Framing the concept of transcendence, this study covers over a dozen traditional African American works in an original and thought-provoking analysis that places canonical approaches in enlightened discourse with Africana studies reader-response priorities.


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African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230608876
Pages : 197 pages
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Download African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition PDF Format Full Free by T. Walters and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-10-29 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a groundbreaking study exploring the significant relationship between western classical mythology and African American women's literature. A comparative analysis of classical revisions by eighteenth and nineteenth century Black women writers Phillis Wheatley and Pauline Hopkins and twentieth century writers Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, and Rita Dove reveals that Black women writers revise specific classical myths for artistic and political agency. The study demonstrates that women rework myth to represent mythical stories from the Black female perspective and to counteract denigrating contemporary cultural and social myths that disempower and devalue Black womanhood. Through their adaptations of classical myths about motherhood, Wheatley, Ray, Brooks, Morrison, and Dove uncover the shared experiences of mythic mothers and their contemporary African American counterparts thus offering a unique Black feminist perspective to classicism. The women also use myth as a liberating space where they can 'speak the unspeakable' and empower their subjects as well as themselves.


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Black Christian Nationalism

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Publisher : Luxor Pub of the Pan-African
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Pages : 312 pages
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Download Black Christian Nationalism PDF Format Full Free by Albert B. Cleage and published by Luxor Pub of the Pan-African. This book was released on 1987 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Trickster-troping on Black Culture

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Download Trickster-troping on Black Culture PDF Format Full Free by LaMonda Horton-Stallings and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Black Culture and Black Consciousness in Literature

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Pages : 254 pages
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The Annotated African American Folktales

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Publisher : Liveright Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 0871407566
Pages : 704 pages
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Download The Annotated African American Folktales PDF Format Full Free by Henry Louis Gates and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2017-11-14 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction These nearly 150 African American folktales animate our past and reclaim a lost cultural legacy to redefine American literature. Drawing from the great folklorists of the past while expanding African American lore with dozens of tales rarely seen before, The Annotated African American Folktales revolutionizes the canon like no other volume. Following in the tradition of such classics as Arthur Huff Fauset’s “Negro Folk Tales from the South” (1927), Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men (1935), and Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly (1985), acclaimed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar assemble a groundbreaking collection of folktales, myths, and legends that revitalizes a vibrant African American past to produce the most comprehensive and ambitious collection of African American folktales ever published in American literary history. Arguing for the value of these deceptively simple stories as part of a sophisticated, complex, and heterogeneous cultural heritage, Gates and Tatar show how these remarkable stories deserve a place alongside the classic works of African American literature, and American literature more broadly. Opening with two introductory essays and twenty seminal African tales as historical background, Gates and Tatar present nearly 150 African American stories, among them familiar Brer Rabbit classics, but also stories like “The Talking Skull” and “Witches Who Ride,” as well as out-of-print tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman. Beginning with the figure of Anansi, the African trickster, master of improvisation—a spider who plots and weaves in scandalous ways—The Annotated African American Folktales then goes on to draw Caribbean and Creole tales into the orbit of the folkloric canon. It retrieves stories not seen since the Harlem Renaissance and brings back archival tales of “Negro folklore” that Booker T. Washington proclaimed had emanated from a “grapevine” that existed even before the American Revolution, stories brought over by slaves who had survived the Middle Passage. Furthermore, Gates and Tatar’s volume not only defines a new canon but reveals how these folktales were hijacked and misappropriated in previous incarnations, egregiously by Joel Chandler Harris, a Southern newspaperman, as well as by Walt Disney, who cannibalized and capitalized on Harris’s volumes by creating cartoon characters drawn from this African American lore. Presenting these tales with illuminating annotations and hundreds of revelatory illustrations, The Annotated African American Folktales reminds us that stories not only move, entertain, and instruct but, more fundamentally, inspire and keep hope alive. The Annotated African American Folktales includes: Introductory essays, nearly 150 African American stories, and 20 seminal African tales as historical background The familiar Brer Rabbit classics, as well as news-making vernacular tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman An entire section of Caribbean and Latin American folktales that finally become incorporated into the canon Approximately 200 full-color, museum-quality images


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Fierce Angels

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Publisher : Chicago Review Press
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ISBN 13 : 1613745079
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Fierce Angels PDF Format Full Free by Sheri Parks and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The &“Strong Black Woman&” has been a part of mainstream culture for centuries, as a myth, a goddess, a positive role model, a stereotype, and as a burden. In Fierce Angels, Sheri Parks explores the concept of the Strong Black Woman, its influence on people of all races, and the ways in which black women respond to and are affected by this image. Originating in the ancient Sacred Dark Feminine as a nurturing and fierce goddess, the Strong Black Woman can be found in myths from every continent. Slaves and slave owners alike brought the legend to America, where the spiritual icon evolved into the secular Strong Black Woman, with examples ranging from the slave Mammy to the poet Maya Angelou. She continues to appear in popular culture in television and movies, such as Law and Order and The Help, and as an inspirational symbol associated with the dispossessed in political movements, in particular from Africa. The book presents the stories of historical and living black women who embody the role and puts the icon in its historical and evolutionary context, presenting a balanced account of its negative and positive impact on black culture. This new paperback edition has been revised from the hardcover edition to include two new chapters that expand on the transformative Dark Feminine in alchemy and Western literature and a chapter on the political uses and further potential of the Sacred Dark Feminine in social justice movements in the United States and abroad.


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Literary Spaces

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Pages : 628 pages
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Download Literary Spaces PDF Format Full Free by Christel N. Temple and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 628 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This critical anthology explores the global literature of the African world as a unit whose chartable African heritage is coupled with the diversities and adaptations of post-enslavement and post-colonial experiences. The text has a seminal introduction that defines comparative black literature by examining how mainstream studies have marginalized literatures of Africa and the diaspora by not grouping them as a unit that reflects the historical continuum of the global African literary endeavor. The volume excerpts literature from vast representatives of the African world and introduces critical foundations that lead students to reflect on commonalities and divergences of global African literatures, as well as the more practical exercises of writing and analysis.


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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Myth, manners, and memory

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Pages : 297 pages
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Download The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Myth, manners, and memory PDF Format Full Free by Charles Reagan Wilson and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 4: Myth, manners, and memory. This volume addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice.


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Interculture

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Pages : 298 pages
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Perspectives of Black Popular Culture

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Pages : 200 pages
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Download Perspectives of Black Popular Culture PDF Format Full Free by Harry B. Shaw and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While blacks have made perhaps their most obvious and substantial contributions to Western popular culture through music and dance, they have developed a rich popular culture in a number of other areas, including the visual arts, mass media, health practices, recreation, and literature. Glimpsed through any medium, black popular culture is the DNA that runs throughout the various kinds of black—and American—artistic achievement and shared experience, helping to identify, explain, and retain Africanisms and the essential blackness that emanate from the everyday lives of black people.


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Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

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Publisher : MacMillan Reference Library
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ISBN 13 : 9780028658179
Pages : 490 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History PDF Format Full Free by Colin A. Palmer and published by MacMillan Reference Library. This book was released on 2006 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains primary source material.


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Myths and Legends from Ghana for African-American Cultures

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Publisher : Telcraft
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ISBN 13 : 9781878893215
Pages : 98 pages
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Download Myths and Legends from Ghana for African-American Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Rute Larungu and published by Telcraft. This book was released on 1992 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes eight tales from the Ashanti and Hausa cultures of Ghana and Nigeria, describing the origins of different animals and peoples, and teaching youngsters about proper conduct


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Pariah in Paradise

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Pages : 380 pages
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Ulysses in Black

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ISBN 13 : 0299220036
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Ulysses in Black PDF Format Full Free by Patrice D. Rankine and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this groundbreaking work, Patrice D. Rankine asserts that the classics need not be a mark of Eurocentrism, as they have long been considered. Instead, the classical tradition can be part of a self-conscious, prideful approach to African American culture, esthetics, and identity. Ulysses in Black demonstrates that, similar to their white counterparts, African American authors have been students of classical languages, literature, and mythologies by such writers as Homer, Euripides, and Seneca. Ulysses in Black closely analyzes classical themes (the nature of love and its relationship to the social, Dionysus in myth as a parallel to the black protagonist in the American scene, misplaced Ulyssean manhood) as seen in the works of such African American writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Countee Cullen. Rankine finds that the merging of a black esthetic with the classics—contrary to expectations throughout American culture—has often been a radical addressing of concerns including violence against blacks, racism, and oppression. Ultimately, this unique study of black classicism becomes an exploration of America’s broader cultural integrity, one that is inclusive and historic. Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine