African Diasporic Women’s Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

by Simone A. James Alexander

“Brilliant. A must-read for those interested in women’s writing today.”—Renée Larrier, Rutgers University

Focusing on the female body in the writing of Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, and Grace Nichols, this book challenges the stereotypes associated with black female sexuality, which has often been characterized as diseased, passive, or docile. Simone Alexander analyzes how women’s bodies are read and seen, how bodies “perform” and are performed upon, and how they defy and disrupt norms.

“There is a tone of the transgressive that gives this work the kind of edge that always provides transcendence.”—Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University

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