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From the Publisher“Its counterintuitive thesis and studious avoidance of lit-crit jargon will ensure a willing audience of students of American and African-American literature” —Publisher's Weekly
“Professor Trudier Harris's view of strength as a symptom of disease and her ‘proof’ in literary texts enables us all to reach beyond the stereotype of Black women as pillars of strength, as those who easily endure the unspeakable. The literary criticism of Harris's texts in Saints, Sinners, Saviors, brings home the immediacy of Black women's lives in the twenty-first century. This is a must book for any classroom concerned with the being of Black womanhood in the world.” —Charlotte Pierce-Baker, Ph.D., Duke University, author of Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape
...vivid and provocative descriptions of some of the great strong women characters of recent African American literature.