Bibliography (Masterplots II: African American Literature, Revised Edition)
Billingslea-Brown, Alma Jean. “Folk Magic, Women, and Identity.” In Crossing Borders Through African American Women’s Fiction and Art. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999. Discusses the presentation of folk belief as a source of power for women in the visual art and literature of contemporary African American women.
Magee, Rosemary M. “From Grandmother to Mother to Me: Birth Narratives and Tradition in the Fiction of Southern Women.” In Southern Mothers: Fact and Fictions in Southern Women’s Writing, edited by Nagueyalti Warren and Sally Wolff. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. Provides a brief discussion of the transfer of memory, identity, and psychological wholeness from generation to generation in literature by contemporary southern women writers.
Okonkwo, Christopher. “Of Caul and Response: Baby of the Family, Ansa’s Neglected Metafiction of the Veil of Blackness.” CLA Journal 49, no. 2 (December, 2005): 144-167. Argues that Ansa renders Lena’s experience as a metonymy of contemporary African American racial experience and an extension of traditional literary themes by comparing her use of the caul or veil with those of W. E. B. Du Bois and Arna Bontemps.
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