The Daughters Return: African-American and Caribbean Womens Fictions of History by Caroline Rody

The Daughters Return: African-American and Caribbean Womens Fictions of History

byCaroline Rody

Hardcover | April 15, 2001

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The Daughter's Return offers a close analysis of an emerging genre in African-American and Caribbean fiction produced by women writers who make imaginative returns to their ancestral pasts. Considering some of the defining texts of contemporary fiction--Toni Morrison's Beloved, Jean Rhys'sWide Sargasso Sea, and Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven--Rody discusses their common inclusion of a daughter who returns to the site of her people's founding trauma of slavery through memory or magic. Rody treats these texts as allegorical expressions of the desire of writers newly emerginginto cultural authority to reclaim their difficult inheritance, and finds a counter plot of heroines' encounters with women of other racial and ethnic groups running through these works.

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Caroline Rody is at University of Virginia.

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Title:The Daughters Return: African-American and Caribbean Womens Fictions of HistoryFormat:HardcoverPublished:April 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195138880

ISBN - 13:9780195138887

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"Meticulously researched and admirably lucid in style and argument, The Daughter's Return is an immensely readable as well as an intellectually robust addition to and intervention in the critical response to African American and Caribbean women's writing."--Contemporary Literature