Table of contents for Saints, sinners, saviors : strong Black women in African American literature / Trudier Harris.


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Chapter 1 Introduction
The Black Female Body: Seeing, Believing,
and Perpetuating Popular and Literary Images
Chapter 2 A Raisin in the Sun
The Strong Black Woman as Acceptable Tyrant
Chapter 3 Strength and the Battle Ground of Slavery
I. Even Parody: Ishmael Reed and Maamy Barracuda
Chapter 4 Strength and the Battle Ground of Slavery
II. Survival Beyond Survival:
The Price of Strength in Beloved
Chapter 5 Commanding the Universe
I. More Than Witch: Barbaras Minnie Ransom
I. Tough Enough to Kill, Tough Enough
to Transcend Death: J i Califni Coopers Clora
C hapter 6  Strength as Disease Bordering on Evil
Dorothy West's Cleo Judson
Chapter 7  The Stubbornness of Tradition
. Do What Big Mama Sez: Ernest J. Gainess
A Lesson Befoe Dying
II. New Territory, No Change: Pearl Clcage's Fyin Wst
Chapter 8: Balance?
Octavia E. Butle's Parable of the Sower
Chapter 9: Conclusion
Can this Mold be Broken?
Notes
Wirks Cited or Consulted
Index
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