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Brown, Caroline A.

Madness in Black Women’s Diasporic Fictions

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Women, Writing, Madness: Reframing Diaspora Aesthetics
Caroline A. Brown

Part I. Revisiting the Archive, Re-inscribing Its Texts: Slavery and Madness as Historical Contestation

2. Resisting Displacement in Bernardine Evaristo’s The Emperor’s Babe

Nancy Caronia

3. Madness and Translation of the Bones-as-Text in M. NourbeSe Philip’s Experimental Zong!

Richard Douglass-Chin

4. Embodied Haunting: Aesthetics and the Archive in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Victoria Papa

Part II. The Contradictions of Witnessing in Conflict Zones: Trauma and Testimony

5. Fissured Memory and Mad Tongues: The Aesthetics of Marronnage in Haitian Women’s Fiction
Johanna X. K. Garvey

6. “Dark Swoops”: Trauma and Madness in Half of a Yellow Sun

Seretha D. Williams

7. “We Know People by Their Stories”: Madness, Babies, and Dolls in Edwidge Danticat’s Krik? Krak!

Raquel D. Kennon

Part III. Form, Mythic Space: Syncretic Rituals as Healing Balm

8. Shahrazade’s Sisters and the Harem: Reclaiming the Forbidden as a Site of Resistance in Toni Morrison’s Paradise

Majda R. Atieh

9. Magic, Madness, and the Ruses of the Trickster: Healing Rituals and Alternative Spiritualities in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day, Erna Brodber’s Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home, and Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring

Caroline A. Brown

10. “Recordless Company”: Precarious Postmemory in Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl

E. Kim Stone

11. Conclusion: Moving Beyond Psychic Ruptures
Johanna X. K. Garvey

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, African American Culture, Postcolonial/World Literature, Gender Studies, American Culture, Contemporary Literature

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319581279
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-58126-2

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