By Rita B. Dandridge

Black Women’s Activism is the 1st book-length research of African American women’s historic romances. This ebook examines romances written from 1989 to the current, and discusses their black heroines’ resistance at specific moments in historical past - from the colonization circulate to the Texas oil increase. Socio-historical views, a womanist time table, and an African-centered outlook tell the readings of lady characters within the narratives of Francine Craft, homosexual G. Gunn, Shirley Hailstock, Beverly Jenkins, and Anita Richmond Bunkley. Broadening the scope of the ancient romance style, and increasing the canon of African American literature, this e-book presents a extra entire picture of the black lady personality and addresses gender concerns formerly unexplored in black fiction. this article might be utilized by librarians, historians, literary critics, writers, collage- and graduate-level scholars, lecturers, and romance readers.

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