This volume explores African American historical fiction written by women in the last four decades of the twentieth century. Nunes' approach to the texts aims at emphasizing the narrative and thematic achievements of individual novels set in the context of the main trends and developments of the contemporary African American historical novel.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Ana Nunes is Research Fellow at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Table of ContentsContexts: 'I would like to do something of lasting service for the race' Setting the Record Straight History as Birthmark: Gayl Jones's Corregidora 'The Undocumentable Inside of History': Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose 'her best thing, her beautiful, magical best thing': Toni Morrison's Beloved and Phyllis Perry's Stigmata