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📒A Lesson Before Dying ✍ Ernest J. Gaines
✏A Lesson Before Dying Book Summary : Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man
📒Great American Writers Gaines Hinton ✍ Robert Baird Shuman
✏Great American Writers Gaines Hinton Book Summary : Highlights the lives and works of more than ninety American and Canadian writers of fiction, drama, nonfiction, poetry and song lyrics.
📒Doing Good Departing From Evil ✍ Carole J. Lambert
✏Doing Good Departing from Evil Book Summary : Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century emphasizes that goodness must be actively enacted, not abstractly discussed, that evil is present and must be fought, and that in-depth research into problems provides wisdom to proceed with that battle in the new century. Eleven scholars investigate problematic topics and offer potential guidance about racism, propaganda, marital tensions, educational inequities, college dropouts, elders’ depression, neglect of the disabled, and even peacemaking between faith-based and secular social work agencies as well as Israelis and Palestinians. This collection offers no easy answers to complex problems, but points the way to potentially positive modes of mending the world, and invites readers to share in this challenging task.
📒Democracy Dialogue And Community Action ✍ Spoma Jovanovic
✏Democracy Dialogue and Community Action Book Summary : History of the First Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States
📒Recipes For Respect ✍ Rafia Zafar
✏Recipes for Respect Book Summary : Food studies, once trendy, has settled into the public arena. In the academy, scholarship on food and literary culture constitutes a growing river within literary and cultural studies, but writing on African American food and dining remains a tributary. Recipes for Respect bridges this gap, illuminating the role of foodways in African American culture as well as the contributions of Black cooks and chefs to what has been considered the mainstream. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and continuing nearly to the present day, African Americans have often been stereotyped as illiterate kitchen geniuses. Rafia Zafar addresses this error, highlighting the long history of accomplished African Americans within our culinary traditions, as well as the literary and entrepreneurial strategies for civil rights and respectability woven into the written records of dining, cooking, and serving. Whether revealed in cookbooks or fiction, memoirs or hotel-keeping manuals, agricultural extension bulletins or library collections, foodways knowledge sustained Black strategies for self-reliance and dignity, the preservation of historical memory, and civil rights and social mobility. If, to follow Mary Douglas’s dictum, food is a field of action—that is, a venue for social intimacy, exchange, or aggression—African American writing about foodways constitutes an underappreciated critique of the racialized social and intellectual spaces of the United States.
✏Black Manhood in James Baldwin Ernest J Gaines and August Wilson Book Summary : Explores the novels, short stories, and plays of three African American writers to demonstrate how they challenged classic portrayals of black men in earlier literature. Discusses how the identity of black men changed from one equated with victimization, isolation, and patriarchy; to one of community, camaraderie, and intimacy.
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📒Women In Literature ✍ Jerilyn Fisher
✏Women in Literature Book Summary : Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."
📒From The Plantation To The Prison ✍ Tara T. Green
✏From the Plantation to the Prison Book Summary : "This book is an examination of the various forms that African-American imprisonment, as a social, historical, and political experience, has taken. Confinement describes the status of individuals who are placed within boundaries - either seen or unseen - but always felt. A word that suggests extensive implications, confinement describes the status of persons who are imprisoned and who are unjustly relegated to a social status that is hostile, rendering them powerless and subject to the rules of the authorities. Arguably, confinement appropriately describes the status of African Americans who have endured spaces of confinement, which include, but are not limited to plantations, Jim Crow societies, and prisons. At specific times, these "spaces of confinement" have been used to oppress African Americans socially, politically, and spiritually. Contributors examine the related experiences of Malcolm X, Bigger Thomas of Native Son, and Angela Davis."--BOOK JACKET.
📒Racial Myths And Masculinity In African American Literature ✍ Jeffrey B. Leak
✏Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature Book Summary : The portrayal of black men in our national literature is controversial, complex, andoften contradictory. In Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature, Jeffrey B. Leak identifies some of the long-held myths and stereotypes that persist in the work of black writers from the nineteenth century to the present?intellectual inferiority, criminality, sexual prowess, homosexual emasculation, and cultural deprivation. Utilizing Robert B. Stepto's call-and-response theory, Leak studies four pairs of novels within the context of certain myths, identifying the literary tandems between them and seeking to discover the source of our culture's psychological preoccupation with black men.Calling upon interdisciplinary fields of study?literary theory, psychoanalysis, genderstudies, legal theory, and queer theory?Leak offers groundbreaking analysis of bothcanonical texts (representing the ?call? of the call-and-response dyad) and texts by emerging writers (representing the ?response?), including Frederick Douglass and CharlesJohnson; Ralph Ellison and Brent Wade; Richard Wright and Ernest J. Gaines; and ToniMorrison and David Bradley. Though Leak does not claim that the ?response? texts aresuperior to the ?call? texts, he does argue that, in some cases, the newer work?such asCharles Johnson's Oxherding Tale?can address a theme or offer a narrative innovationnot found in preceding texts, such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. In these instances, argues Leak, the newer texts constitute not only a response to the call text, but a substantial revision.Leak offers the first in-depth criticism of black masculinity in a range of literarytexts. In a final chapter, he expands his discussion to the emerging field of black masculinity studies, pointing to future directions for study, including memoir, film, drama, and others. Poised on the brink of exciting new trends in scholarship, Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature is a flagship work, enhancing the understanding of literary constructions of black masculinity and the larger cultural imperatives to which these writers are reacting.