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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In recent years writings by black women outside of the US have gained acceptance, and many such works have been included in syllabi. Motherlands provides critical, comparative analyses of several important black women (Asian women are included in this category) writing throughout the world, and as such, sets a precedent as it is probably the first such collection. Divided into three sections, Mothers/Daughters/Mother(land), the essays examine writers who have become icons, Bessie Head, Jean Rhys, Flora Nwapa, Buchi Emecheta, Nawal el Sa' adawi, Michelle Cliff, Joan Riley, Lorna Goodison, and Nayantara Sahgal. Some of the essays, however, explore use of language, Velma Pollard's "Mothertongue Voices in the Writing of Olive Senior and Lorna Goodison," and the theme of nationalism in Ranjana Ash's "The Search For Freedom in Indian Women's Writing."
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