The grasp that reaches beyond the grave : the ancestral call in Black women's texts / Venetria K. Patton.

This book explores Black women writers' treatment of the ancestor figure.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Patton, Venetria K., 1968-
Format: Electronic
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2013]
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : Revising the legacy of kinlessness through elders and ancestors
  • Othermothers as elders and culture bearers in Daughters of the dust and The salt eaters
  • Ancestral prodding in Praisesong for the widow
  • Ancestral disturbances in Stigmata
  • Beloved, a ghost story with an Ogbanje twist
  • The child figure as a means to ancestral knowledge in Daughters of the dust and A Sunday in June
  • Conclusion : Looking backward and forward : the ancestral presence in speculative fiction.