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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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Reflection (1825) . Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2006. Conn, P. Literature in America . New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction . New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Cook, Mercer and Stephen Henderson. The Militant Black Writer in Africa and the United States. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969. ← 196 | 197 → Delas, Daniel. Léopold Sédar Senghor le maître de langue ; biographie . CorisyBeaubourg: Éditions Aden, 2007. Delavignette, Robert L. Soudan-Paris-Bourgogne. Paris

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, “Marriage and Family versus Same-Sex Spaces” ←129 |  130→ [D]iscourses of sexuality are inextricable from prior and continuing histories of colonialism, nationalism, racism, and migration. Gayatri Gopinath, Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures This chapter’s postcolonial feminist analysis is limited to queering the South Asian Indian diaspora in South Africa in terms of resistant literary representations and testimonials in literature by and about women regarding lesbian sexuality. That the majority of the texts happen to be

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global capital- ism’, Critical Inquiry 20/2 (1994), 328–56. Durlauf, Steven and Lawrence Blume, eds, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Econom- ics Online. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics. com> Accessed 6 July 2011. Dussel, Enrique, The Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of the ‘Other’ and the Myth of Modernity, Michel D. Barber, trans. (New York: Continuum, 1995). Eisenstein, Hester, Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites use Women’s Labour and Ideas to Exploit the World (London: Paradigm Publishers, 2009). Ellison, Ralph, Invisible Man (New

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the University of Osnabrueck in 1995. She taught at high schools, at Ohio State University, the University of Osnabrueck, the Goethe Institute in Göttingen, and for many years at the undergraduate college of the University of Bielefeld. She has published several essays on racism and feminism, is co-editor of the book Schwarze Frauen der Welt – Europa und Migration [Black Women of the World – Europe and Migration], author of the book The African Continuum and African American Women Writers , the collection of essays Empowering Encounters with Audre Lorde and co

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recount the visible and invisible suffering of the poor and the powerless during historical changes. Often read as works of ‘magical realism’, Beloved and The Famished Road draw on the supernatural and the magical in such a manner as to highlight some internal structures and funda- mental characteristics of African life and thinking. Explaining the boundaries between the living and the dead in Beloved, Morrison says that ‘[t]he gap between Africa and Afro-America and the gap between the living and the dead and the gap between the past and the present does not