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: McGraw-Hill, 1949. Davis, Angela. Women, Race, and Class . New York: Vintage Books, 1983. Davis, Angela. Women, Culture, and Politics . New York: Random House, 1984. Davis, Arthur P. “The Tragic Mulatto Theme in Six Works of Langston Hughes.” Phylon 16 (1955): 195–204. ←205 |  206→ Davis, Arthur P. From the Dark Tower: Afro-American Writers 1900 to 1960 . Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1974. Davis, F. James. Who Is Black?: One Nation’s Definition . University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991. Davis, T., and Henry Louis Gates

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and about women regarding lesbian sexu- ality. That the majority of the texts happen to be by Muslim writers, with a few by Hindu women, is incidental, although the discussion of religion in these texts becomes important. “Most Muslims,” according to Imam Pamela Taylor, “believe homosexuality is a sin . . . The Quran, like the Bible, has passages . . . about the people of Sodom” (Hijab xiii), which lead many, Muslims and Christians alike, to believe that these texts forbid acts of homosexuality since it is sinful to engage in same- sex sexual relationships (a

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-Coulilaby, Ricky Reiser and others catalyzed and supported the modern Black German movement of the 1980s and 1990s. This movement began with the establishment of the organizations Initiative Schwarze Deutsche [Initiative of Black Germans, ISD] and Afrodeutsche Frauen [Afro-German Women, ADEFRA]. 22 Its members have always been attentive to transnational issues ← 8 | 9 → of the Black/African Diaspora and to the need to draw attention to and practice Caribbean American poet Audre Lorde’s idea of ‘connected differences’ with Blacks and Communities of Color in Germany and

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Black Women Writers . Berkeley, CA: Pergamon Press. Davis, M. R. (Fall 1996). “‘Strange, History. Complicated, Too’: Ishmael Reed’s Use of African-American History in Flight to Canada .” Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Culture 49:4, 743–53. Delany, S. R. (1986). Neveryona . New York: Bantam. _____. (1968). Nova . New York: Bantam. _____. (1984). Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand . New York: Bantam Books. _____. (1976). Triton . New York: Bantam. Deleuze, G. Guattari, F. (1987). A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia . Minneapolis

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Mary, she tracks down the honey makers. Fugitives from the law and Owens’s father, the two find shelter in a pink house that is home to three beekeeping African American sisters. These three women host a spiritual group of African American (mostly) women who regularly gather at the home around an ancient ship’s female figurehead, whom the group refers to as “Mary” and “Our Lady of Chains” (p. 90), and worship in an amalgamation of Catholicism and African slave spiritual tradition. A film version of the book, starring Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys, was released in

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, Québec, Canada. ← 315 | 316 → Courtney Thorsson is an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Oregon, where she teaches, studies, and writes about African American literature from its beginnings to the present. Her book, Women’s Work: Nationalism and Contemporary African American Women’s Novels (Virginia 2013) argues that Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, Gloria Naylor, Ntozake Shange, and Toni Morrison reclaim and revise cultural nationalism in their novels of the 1980s and 90s. Her articles about African American fiction and poetry

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People’, Marie Claire South Africa (December 1997) 20–4. Hitchcott, Nicki, Women Writers in Francophone Africa (Oxford: Berg, 2000). ——, and Laila Ibnlfassi, eds, African Francophone Writing: A Critical Introduction (Oxford: Berg, 1996). Hogan, Patrick, The Culture of Conformism: Understanding Social Consent (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001). Holloway, Judith, Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation and Subjectivity (London: Routledge, 1998). Hong, E., H. Zeeb and M. Repacholi, ‘Albinism in Africa as a Public Health Issue’, BMC Public Health, 6

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Bibliography Adams, Carol J. Ecofeminism and the Sacred. New York: Continuum, 1993. ——. The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, rev. edn. New York: Continuum, 2002. Adams, Carol J. and Josephine Donovan. Introduction. Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical Explorations. Ed. Carol J. Adams and Josephine Donovan. Durham, NC, and London: Duke University Press, 1995, 1–8. Adorno, Theodor. Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life. Trans. E.F.N. Jephcott. London: NLB, 1974. Agamben, Giorgio. The Open: Man and Animal. Trans. Kevin

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Nicomedes Santa Cruz (1925–1992), the Afro-Peruvian poet and musician who was a pioneer in the dissemination of knowledge about the contribution of Africans to Peruvian folklore. An intellectual and artist, Santa Cruz published an article in a Latin American literature journal ( Cuadernos hispanoamericanos , 1988, 451–452, 7–46) entitled “El negro en Iberoámerica” [Blacks in Ibero-America]. He is considered the most important writer in Afro-Peruvian literature (see Marta Ojeda’s Nicomedes Santa Cruz: Ecos de África en Perú , 2003). And I am sure he has not read Malambo

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anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche.” In America, the idea of mobility both “promises, and threatens, to incor- porate the outsider and to blur boundaries.” For Africans, the mobility of transport to America and the movement from slavery to freedom threatened the white status quo and blurred the promise of mobility as leaders promoted the idea of their “oth- erness.” Yet, acclaimed writer Ralph Ellison raised an important question in his 1970 Time magazine article, what would America be without African Americans? What would America be