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Reading Erna Brodber [electronic resource] : uniting the Black diaspora through folk culture and religion / June E. Roberts.

By: Roberts, June E, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in Afro-American and African studies: no. 210.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 275 p.).ISBN: 9780313069109 (electronic bk.); 0313069107 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Brodber, Erna -- Criticism and interpretation | Literature and folklore -- Caribbean Area | Religion and literature -- Caribbean Area | Caribbean Area -- In literature | African Americans in literature | Folklore in literature | Religion in literature | Blacks in literature | Brodber, Erna -- Critique et interpr�etation | Litt�erature et folklore -- Cara�ibes (R�egion) | Religion et litt�erature -- Cara�ibes (R�egion) | Noirs am�ericains dans la litt�erature | Folklore dans la litt�erature | Religion dans la litt�erature | Noirs dans la litt�erature | Cara�ibes (R�egion) dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading Erna Brodber.DDC classification: 813/.54 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Origins of a tradition : the continuum of Caribbean literature -- The informing intellectual climate -- Interdisciplinary and interculture social constructions -- Brodber's discursive position within and without Caribbean literary traditions and tropes -- Women writers and feminism : a canon of their own tropes and concerns -- Reading the text : the sometimes ambiguous Kumbla of the folk in Jane and Louisa -- Getting out of the physical Kumbla and back to the spiritual Kumbla : historicizing textual time -- Reading Myal and thwarting spirit thievery -- The location of spirit thievery -- Redemption allegories and Myalism -- Tropes of the Harlem renaissance-minstrelsy and early twentieth-century Black representation -- African spirituality the ultimate connection -- Intimations of allegories of unification.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Origins of a tradition : the continuum of Caribbean literature -- The informing intellectual climate -- Interdisciplinary and interculture social constructions -- Brodber's discursive position within and without Caribbean literary traditions and tropes -- Women writers and feminism : a canon of their own tropes and concerns -- Reading the text : the sometimes ambiguous Kumbla of the folk in Jane and Louisa -- Getting out of the physical Kumbla and back to the spiritual Kumbla : historicizing textual time -- Reading Myal and thwarting spirit thievery -- The location of spirit thievery -- Redemption allegories and Myalism -- Tropes of the Harlem renaissance-minstrelsy and early twentieth-century Black representation -- African spirituality the ultimate connection -- Intimations of allegories of unification.

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