Women's studies/African-American Women Writers

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Recommended Reading[edit]

  • Black, K. What books by African American women writers were acquired by American academic libraries?: A study of institutional legitimation, exclusion, and implicit censorship. Lewiston, NY: Mellen. (2009 - ISBN 978-0-7734-3792-0)

Brown Girl, Brownstones[edit]

  • Marshall, Paule Brown Girl, Brownstones, The Feminist Press, New York (1959; IBSN 1-55861-149-5).

A novel about about Barabadian immigrants girls growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y.[1]

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Beloved[edit]

Winner of the Pullitzer Prize for Fiction in 1998. Beloved is a story of slavery, brief freedom, and their lasting psychological presence.

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Zami[edit]

  • Lorde, Audre, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
  • Lorde, Audre, Sister outsider: essays and speeches', Berkely, California, The Crossing Press. (1984)[2]

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  • Birkle, Carme, Women's Stories of the Looking Glass. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag. (1996 - ISBN 3770530837)
  • De Veaux, Alexis, Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde. New York and London, W.W. Norton,(2004 - ISBN 0393019543)
  • Hall, Joan Wylie, Conversations with Audre Lorde. Jackson, University Press of Mississippi> (2004 - ISBN 1578066425)
  • Byrd, Rudolph, Cole, Johnnetta Betsch, and Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde New York, Oxford University University Press. (2009 - ISBN 9780195341485)
  • Keating, AnaLouise, Women Reading Women Writing: Self-Invention in Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Audre Lorde. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple University Press. (1996 - ISBN 1566394198)

Sassfrass, Cypress, & Indigo[edit]

  • Shange, Ntozake Sassfrass, Cypress, & Indigo Picador USA. (1996 (revised) - ISBN 0312140916)
  • Shange, Ntozake For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow is Enuf: A Choreopoem

Extended Reading[edit]

  • Mullen, Harryette, Artistic Expression was Flowing Everywhere: Alison Mills and Ntozake Shange, Black Bohemian Feminists in the 1970s, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, Spring 2004, Vol. 4, No. 2, Pages 205-235.
  • Clark, Patricia E, Archiving Epistemologies and the Narrativity of Recepies in Ntozake Shange's Sassfrass, Cypress, & Indigo Callaloo, Volume 30, Number 1, Winter 2007, The Johns Hopkins University Press pp. 150-162 E-ISSN: 1080-6512 Print ISSN: 0161-2492
  • Lidell, Janice, & Kemp, Yakini Belinda Arms Akimbo: Africana Women in Contemporary Literature, University Press of Florida. (1999 - ISBN 0-8130-1728-9)
  • Washington, Teresa N. Our mothers, our powers, our texts: manifestations of Àjé in Africana literature Bloomington IN, Univeristy of Indiana Press. (2005 - ISBN 0-253-34545-6)[3]