Pre-text: in the beginning all was sound -- "The fourth language": subaltern expression in Assia Djebar's Fantasia: an Algerian cavalcade and A sister to scheherazade -- "The memories of old women": alternative history in Michelle Cliff's No telephone to heaven and Free enterprise -- "I'm breaking my vow of silence": reclaiming speech in Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the widow and daughters -- "Under the weight of memory and music": contact zones and healing in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and Paradise -- Conclusion: "With nomad memory and intermittent voice": the Africana women's aesthetic tradition.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-164) and index.
Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2002. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
0203906845 (electronic bk.)
Original 0815338422 (DLC) 00061008 (OCoLC)44727970.
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