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Zora Neale Hurston

The Breath of Her Voice

by Ayana I. Karanja (Author)
©2000 Monographs 176 Pages

Summary

Filtered through black womanist perspectives, Zora Neale Hurston: The Breath of Her Voice breaks new ground through innovation and imagination, by fusing interpretive methods in ethnographic writing and literary studies. Intrinsically referencing contemporary epistemological issues in ethnographic writing and literary canonicity, Dr. Karanja illuminates fragments of Hurston's life through an exploration of her novels and folklore collections. In doing so, she bridges disciplines to construct a postmodern text that «speaks» directly and formidably to oral literature and to the writer's and reader's collaboration in the production of textual meanings.

Details

Pages
176
Year
2000
ISBN (PDF)
9781453916148
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820428574
DOI
10.3726/978-1-4539-1614-8
Language
English
Publication date
2000 (January)
Keywords
Ethnographic writing Literary study African litterature Postmodernism
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Wien, 1999. 176 pp., ill.

Biographical notes

Ayana I. Karanja (Author)

The Author: Ayana I. Karanja is Director of Black World Studies and teaches in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Loyola University, Chicago. Her current research interests include the poetics of black women's life narratives, the intersection of memory and identity with cultural practices, and independent filmmaking. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and Women's Literature.

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