Table of Contents:
  • Literary quilting: history, language, and identity in women's diasporic texts
  • The history of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave, related by herself: history, ancestry, and identity
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved: evolving identities from slavery to freedom
  • Alice Walker's The Color Purple: racism, sexism, and kinship in the process of self-actualization
  • Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow: Afro-Caribbean rituals of power, place, and identity.