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After the Pain

Critical Essays on Gayl Jones


Fiona Mills and Keith B. Mitchell

Contents: Trudier Harris: Foreword – Fiona Mills/Keith B. Mitchell: After the Pain: An Introduction – Heather E. Epes: Identity and Conceptual Limitation in Gayl Jones’s The Healing: From Turtle to Human Being – Shubha Venugopal: Textual Transfigurations and Female Metamorphosis: Reading Gayl Jones’s The Healing – L.H. Stallings: From Mules to Turtle and Unicorn Women: The Gender-Folk Revolution and the Legacy of the Obeah in Gayl Jones’s The Healing – Fiona Mills: Telling the Untold Tale: Afro-Latino/a Identifications in the Work of Gayl Jones – Jill Terry: «reads kinda like jazz in they rhythm»: Gayl Jones’s Recent Jazz Conversations – Sarika Chandra: Interruptions: Tradition, Borders, and Narrative in Gayl Jones’s Mosquito – Keith B. Mitchell: «Trouble in Mind»: (Re)visioning Myth, Sexuality and Race in Gal Jones’s Corregidora – Megan Sweeney: Prison Narratives, Narrative Prisons: Incarcerated Women Reading Gayl Jones’s Eva’s Man – Thomas Fahy: Unsilencing Lesbianism in the Early Fiction of Gayl Jones – Howard Rambsy II: Things Deserving Echoes: Gayl Jones’s Liberating Poetry – Lovalerie King: Resistance, Reappropriation, and Reconciliation: The Blues and Flying Africans in Gayl Jones’s Song for Anninho – Keith Byerman: Afterword. Voicing Gayl Jones.