Our mothers, our powers, our texts : manifestations of Ajé in Africana literature / Teresa N. Washington
- Washington, Teresa N., 1971-
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- x, 332 pages ; 25 cm.
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- Blacks in the diaspora
- Ajé in Yorubaland -- Ajé across the continent and in the Itànkálé -- Word becoming flesh and text in Gloria Naylor's Mama Day and T. Obinkaram Echewa's I saw the sky catch fire -- Initiations into the self, the conjured space of creation, and prophetic utterance in Ama Ata Aidoo's Anowa and Ntozake Shange's Sassafrass, cypress & indigo -- Un/complementary complements : gender, power, and Ajé -- The relativity of negativity -- The womb of life is a wicked bag : cycles of power, passion, and pain in the mother-daughter Ajé relationship -- Twinning across the ocean : the neo-political Ajé of Ben Okri's Madame Koto and Mary Monroe's Mama Ruby.
- American fiction—African American authors—History and criticism
- Women and literature—United States—History—20th century
- American fiction—Women authors—History and criticism
- African fiction (English)—History and criticism
- African American women—Intellectual life
- American fiction—African influences
- African American women in literature
- Mothers and daughters in literature
- Yoruba (African people)—Religion
- Motherhood in literature
- Creation in literature
- Women in literature
- 0253345456 (alk. paper) and 0253217571 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -325) and index.
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