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The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African American Literature Silvia Pilar Castro-Borrego

The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African American Literature

Silvia Pilar Castro-Borrego

Published April 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781443828376
Hardcover
205 pages
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This volume has as a cohesive argument the exploration of the different manifestations of the search for wholeness and spirituality in the writings of contemporary African American women writers, covering different literary genres such as fictionMoreThis volume has as a cohesive argument the exploration of the different manifestations of the search for wholeness and spirituality in the writings of contemporary African American women writers, covering different literary genres such as fiction (both novels and short stories), drama and poetry. Together with the issue of spirituality, the African American search for wholeness is analyzed as a source of creativity and agency. As expressed in the contemporary literature of black women writers, starting in the 1980s, the search for wholeness reflects a beauty realized through the healing of the spirit and the body, and is a process that takes on dimensions of reconciling the past and the present, the mythical and the real, the spiritual and the physical all in the context of an emerging world view that welcomes synthesis and expects both synthesis and generative contradictions.