Table of contents for Worrying the line : black women writers, lineage, and literary tradition / Cheryl A. Wall.

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Acknowledgments 00
Prologue: I Looked Down the Line . . . 00
1 Introduction 00
2 Reconstructing Lineage, Revising Tradition in Song of Solomon and Zami 00
3 On the Line to Dahomey: Charting Generations 000
4 Recollections of Kin: Beloved and The Black Book 000
5 Trouble in Mind: Blues and History in Corregidora 000
6 Writing beyond the Blues: The Color Purple 000
7 Extending the Line: From Sula to Mama Day 000
8 Bare Bones and Silken Threads: Lineage and Literary Tradition in Praisesong for the
Widow 000
9 In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens and Our Fathers' (Real) Estates: Alice Walker,
Essayist 000
Epilogue: Moving On Down the Line . . . 000
Notes 000
Bibliography 000
Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Domestic fiction, American -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- History and criticism.
African American women -- Intellectual life.
African American families in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.).
Genealogy in literature.
Kinship in literature.
Family in literature.