“BLACK” WOMEN’S DRAMATIC DISCOURSE

“BLACK” WOMEN’S DRAMATIC DISCOURSE
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9783639105049
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This book encompasses a historical overview of the role of silence and its semantic richness to configure the speaking self of black women. The African American women dramatists researched here compress black womanhood into a well-composed subject position. Highlighting their use of silence as a“counterdiscourse;” a means for self-inscription, defense mechanism, or subversive and disruptive power, the book researches the psychosemiotics of silence to decipher the notion of the dominant speaking subject. Major works of Bonner, Hansberry, Shange, Kennedy, Parks, and McCauley are examinedto understand the necrophilia caused by the patriarchal politics in American Society, while critical approaches employed by literary theorists and black feminists from the European, American, and African American backgrounds are used to trace a commonality of experience. Overall, the book helps thereaders recognize black women’s voiceless-ness as a more meaningful and powerful way to secure their...

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