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.
State University of New York Press,
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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.