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The Resource The Woman that I am : the literature and culture of contemporary women of color, [edited by] D. Soyini Madison

The Woman that I am : the literature and culture of contemporary women of color, [edited by] D. Soyini Madison

Label
The Woman that I am : the literature and culture of contemporary women of color
Title
The Woman that I am
Title remainder
the literature and culture of contemporary women of color
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] D. Soyini Madison
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Selected to represent a rich diversity of voices, styles, and genres, The Woman That I Am gathers 121 works of contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, and cultural criticism by American women of color - African-American, Asian-American, Latina-American, and Native American. Well-known writers such as Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Amy Tan, Maya Angelou, Jessica Hagedorn, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Toni Morrison, and others are presented side-by-side with authors whose works are rarely anthologized. The result is a wonderfully browsable book that offers a tapestry of thought, feeling, opinion, and lived experience from a range of women of color
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/9287/08996
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS508.W7
LC item number
W576 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Madison, D. Soyini
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  • American literature
  • Ethnic groups
  • Women
  • American literature
  • Ethnic groups
  • Women
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Letterkunde
  • Negers
  • Spaanse Amerikanen
  • Indianen
  • Acculturatie
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Groupes ethniques
  • Femmes issues des minorités
  • Littérature américaine
  • États-Unis
Label
The Woman that I am : the literature and culture of contemporary women of color, [edited by] D. Soyini Madison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fire / Joy Harjo -- Ancestors: In praise of the imperishable / Sandra Jackson-Opoku -- Hermano / Angela de Hoyos -- Second nature / Diana Chang -- Muliebrity / Sujata Bhatt -- The Beirut-Hell Express / Etel Adnan -- The prisoner / Ai (Pelorhankhe Ogawa) -- Suicid/ing(ed) Indian woman / Paula Gunn Allen -- Our grandmothers / Maya Angelou -- I want to renegade / S. Brandi Barnes -- My womb / Esmeralda Bernal -- Farolita / Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge -- For Mama (and her mamas, too) ; To Grandmother's house we go / Nora Brooks Blakely -- for all my grandmothers / Beth Brant -- The lovers of the poor / Gwendolyn Brooks -- The antihero / Ana Castillo -- Poem for the young white man who asked me how I, an intelligent, well-read person, could believe in the war between the races / Lorna Dee Cervantes -- africans sleeping in the park at night / Eileen Cherry -- We are Americans now, we live in the tundra / Marilyn (Mei Ling) Chin -- I make the fire ; Those tears / Chrystos -- what the mirror said / Lucille Clifton -- Una mujer loca ; What the gypsy said to her children / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- Marina ; Dark romance /Lucha Corpi -- In the morning / Jayne Cortez -- Reunion / Thadious M. Davis -- Adolescence-I ; Adolescence-II ; Adolescence-III / Rita Dove -- Dear John Wayne / Louise Erdrich -- I am a black woman / Mari Evans -- Adulthood / Nikki Giovanni -- The second time / Rebecca Gonzales -- When I cut my hair / Rayna Green -- Motown/Smokey Robinson / Jessica Hagedorn -- Spider dream / Elaine Hall -- I give you back / Joy Harjo -- The history of fire ; The lost girls / Linda Hogan -- What I said as a child ; In her solitude: The Inca divining spider (Ana) / Angela Jackson -- I done got so thirsty that my mouth waters at the thought of rain / Patricia Jones -- War and memory / June Jordan -- Sewing woman / Alison Kim -- Into such assembly / Myung Mi Kim -- On writing Asian-American poetry / Geraldine Kudaka -- Wonder woman ; Children are color-blind / Genny Lim -- I am the weaver / Abby Lincoln (Aminata Moseka) -- The woman thing / Audre Lorde -- Offspring / Naomi Long Madgett -- Generations of women ; Loving from Vietnam to Zimbabwe / Janice Mirikitani -- The welder / Cherrie Moraga -- My father and the figtree / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Where will you be? / Pat Parker -- First stop/City of senses / Carmen M. Pursifull -- Good-bye, my loved one / Diana Rivera -- Our side of it / Marina Rivera -- Poem for some black women / Carolyn M. Rodgers -- Julia ; Sipapu / Wendy Rose -- Past / Sonia Sanchez -- Defining the grateful gesture / Yvonne Sapia -- five / Ntozake Shange -- Metamorphosis / Carol P. Snow -- Keep a dime / Debra Swallow -- Suburban Indian Pride ; Giving back / Tahnahga -- Matmiya / Mary Tallmountain -- My mother sews blouses / Gina Valdes -- In the summer after "Issue Year" winter (1873) ; Star quilt / Roberta Hill Whiteman -- from "The Iconography of childhood" / Sherley Anne Williams -- When I was growing up ; For an Asian woman who says my poetry gives her a stomachache / Nellie Wong -- The handbook of sex of the plain girl / Marian Yee -- Deep purple / Paula Gunn Allen -- A girl's story / Toni Cade Bambara -- Never marry a Mexican / Sandra Cisneros -- American horse / Louise Erdrich -- Recuerdo / Guadalupe Valdes Fallis -- Making do / Linda Hogan -- from Black is a woman's color / bell hooks -- At the bottom of the river / Jamaica Kincaid -- Preciousness / Clarice Lispector -- Two deserts / Valerie Matsumoto -- A wife's story / Bharati Mukherjee -- Paths upon water / Tahira Naqvi -- The heart of the flower / Georgiana Valoyce Sanchez -- Storyteller / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Two kinds / Amy Tan -- Miss Clairol / Helena Maria Viramontes -- Wilshire Bus / Hisaye Yamamoto -- Novena Narrativas / Denise Chavez -- Hospice: a play in one act / Pearl Cleage -- Shango diaspora: An African-American myth of womanhood and love / Angela Jackson -- The day of the swallows: A drama in three acts / Estela Portillo -- And the soul shall dance / Wakako Yamauchi -- You're short, besides! / Sucheng Chan -- "You may consider speaking about your art" / Elizabeth Cook-Lynn -- Some lines or a younger brother ... / Sue Kunitomi Embrey -- Homeplace (a site of resistence) / bell hooks -- Learning from the 60s / Audre Lorde -- Grandma's story / Trinh T. Minh-ha -- La Guera / Cherrie Moraga -- Rootedness: The ancestor as foundation / Toni Morrison -- Landscape, history, and the Pueblo imagination / Leslie Marmon Silko -- An oral history (Testimonio) / Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso -- In search of our mother's gardens / Alice Walker -- Fire and ice (Some thoughts on property, appearance, and the language of lawmakers) / Patricia J. Williams -- Letter to Ma / Merle Woo -- Invisibility is an unnatural disaster: Reflections of an Asian American Woman / Mitsuye Yamada -- Something sacred going on out there: Myth and vision in American Indian Literature / Paula Gunn Allen -- La conciencia de la mestiza: Towards a new consciousness / Gloria Anzaldua -- The highs and lows of Black feminist criticism / Barbara Christian -- Defining Black feminist thought / Patricia Hill Collins -- Defining Asian American realities through literature / Elaine H. Kim -- The dilemma of the modern Chicana artist and critic / Marcela Christine Lucero-Trujillo -- Playfulness, "World"-Travelling, and loving perception / Maria Lugones -- The politics of poetics: Or, What am I, a critic, doing in this text anyhow? / Tey Diana Rebolledo -- The truth that never hurts: Black lesbians in fiction in the 1980's / Barbara Smith -- Black feminist theory and the representation of the "Other" / Valerie Smith
Control code
28411683
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 709 pages
Isbn
9780312079567
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92062775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)28411683
Label
The Woman that I am : the literature and culture of contemporary women of color, [edited by] D. Soyini Madison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fire / Joy Harjo -- Ancestors: In praise of the imperishable / Sandra Jackson-Opoku -- Hermano / Angela de Hoyos -- Second nature / Diana Chang -- Muliebrity / Sujata Bhatt -- The Beirut-Hell Express / Etel Adnan -- The prisoner / Ai (Pelorhankhe Ogawa) -- Suicid/ing(ed) Indian woman / Paula Gunn Allen -- Our grandmothers / Maya Angelou -- I want to renegade / S. Brandi Barnes -- My womb / Esmeralda Bernal -- Farolita / Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge -- For Mama (and her mamas, too) ; To Grandmother's house we go / Nora Brooks Blakely -- for all my grandmothers / Beth Brant -- The lovers of the poor / Gwendolyn Brooks -- The antihero / Ana Castillo -- Poem for the young white man who asked me how I, an intelligent, well-read person, could believe in the war between the races / Lorna Dee Cervantes -- africans sleeping in the park at night / Eileen Cherry -- We are Americans now, we live in the tundra / Marilyn (Mei Ling) Chin -- I make the fire ; Those tears / Chrystos -- what the mirror said / Lucille Clifton -- Una mujer loca ; What the gypsy said to her children / Judith Ortiz Cofer -- Marina ; Dark romance /Lucha Corpi -- In the morning / Jayne Cortez -- Reunion / Thadious M. Davis -- Adolescence-I ; Adolescence-II ; Adolescence-III / Rita Dove -- Dear John Wayne / Louise Erdrich -- I am a black woman / Mari Evans -- Adulthood / Nikki Giovanni -- The second time / Rebecca Gonzales -- When I cut my hair / Rayna Green -- Motown/Smokey Robinson / Jessica Hagedorn -- Spider dream / Elaine Hall -- I give you back / Joy Harjo -- The history of fire ; The lost girls / Linda Hogan -- What I said as a child ; In her solitude: The Inca divining spider (Ana) / Angela Jackson -- I done got so thirsty that my mouth waters at the thought of rain / Patricia Jones -- War and memory / June Jordan -- Sewing woman / Alison Kim -- Into such assembly / Myung Mi Kim -- On writing Asian-American poetry / Geraldine Kudaka -- Wonder woman ; Children are color-blind / Genny Lim -- I am the weaver / Abby Lincoln (Aminata Moseka) -- The woman thing / Audre Lorde -- Offspring / Naomi Long Madgett -- Generations of women ; Loving from Vietnam to Zimbabwe / Janice Mirikitani -- The welder / Cherrie Moraga -- My father and the figtree / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Where will you be? / Pat Parker -- First stop/City of senses / Carmen M. Pursifull -- Good-bye, my loved one / Diana Rivera -- Our side of it / Marina Rivera -- Poem for some black women / Carolyn M. Rodgers -- Julia ; Sipapu / Wendy Rose -- Past / Sonia Sanchez -- Defining the grateful gesture / Yvonne Sapia -- five / Ntozake Shange -- Metamorphosis / Carol P. Snow -- Keep a dime / Debra Swallow -- Suburban Indian Pride ; Giving back / Tahnahga -- Matmiya / Mary Tallmountain -- My mother sews blouses / Gina Valdes -- In the summer after "Issue Year" winter (1873) ; Star quilt / Roberta Hill Whiteman -- from "The Iconography of childhood" / Sherley Anne Williams -- When I was growing up ; For an Asian woman who says my poetry gives her a stomachache / Nellie Wong -- The handbook of sex of the plain girl / Marian Yee -- Deep purple / Paula Gunn Allen -- A girl's story / Toni Cade Bambara -- Never marry a Mexican / Sandra Cisneros -- American horse / Louise Erdrich -- Recuerdo / Guadalupe Valdes Fallis -- Making do / Linda Hogan -- from Black is a woman's color / bell hooks -- At the bottom of the river / Jamaica Kincaid -- Preciousness / Clarice Lispector -- Two deserts / Valerie Matsumoto -- A wife's story / Bharati Mukherjee -- Paths upon water / Tahira Naqvi -- The heart of the flower / Georgiana Valoyce Sanchez -- Storyteller / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Two kinds / Amy Tan -- Miss Clairol / Helena Maria Viramontes -- Wilshire Bus / Hisaye Yamamoto -- Novena Narrativas / Denise Chavez -- Hospice: a play in one act / Pearl Cleage -- Shango diaspora: An African-American myth of womanhood and love / Angela Jackson -- The day of the swallows: A drama in three acts / Estela Portillo -- And the soul shall dance / Wakako Yamauchi -- You're short, besides! / Sucheng Chan -- "You may consider speaking about your art" / Elizabeth Cook-Lynn -- Some lines or a younger brother ... / Sue Kunitomi Embrey -- Homeplace (a site of resistence) / bell hooks -- Learning from the 60s / Audre Lorde -- Grandma's story / Trinh T. Minh-ha -- La Guera / Cherrie Moraga -- Rootedness: The ancestor as foundation / Toni Morrison -- Landscape, history, and the Pueblo imagination / Leslie Marmon Silko -- An oral history (Testimonio) / Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso -- In search of our mother's gardens / Alice Walker -- Fire and ice (Some thoughts on property, appearance, and the language of lawmakers) / Patricia J. Williams -- Letter to Ma / Merle Woo -- Invisibility is an unnatural disaster: Reflections of an Asian American Woman / Mitsuye Yamada -- Something sacred going on out there: Myth and vision in American Indian Literature / Paula Gunn Allen -- La conciencia de la mestiza: Towards a new consciousness / Gloria Anzaldua -- The highs and lows of Black feminist criticism / Barbara Christian -- Defining Black feminist thought / Patricia Hill Collins -- Defining Asian American realities through literature / Elaine H. Kim -- The dilemma of the modern Chicana artist and critic / Marcela Christine Lucero-Trujillo -- Playfulness, "World"-Travelling, and loving perception / Maria Lugones -- The politics of poetics: Or, What am I, a critic, doing in this text anyhow? / Tey Diana Rebolledo -- The truth that never hurts: Black lesbians in fiction in the 1980's / Barbara Smith -- Black feminist theory and the representation of the "Other" / Valerie Smith
Control code
28411683
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 709 pages
Isbn
9780312079567
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92062775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)28411683

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