oa Lagos Notes and Records - Towards a new belief system: an analysis of selected short stories of Alice Walker
|Article Title||Towards a new belief system: an analysis of selected short stories of Alice Walker|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Feb 1999|
|Pages||44 - 66|
|Keyword(s)||Abolitionists, Atlantic slave trade, Belief systems, Black Muslim faith, Christianity, Heritage of suffering, Islam, Sexual violence, Spiritual survival, Values, ï¿½New Worldï¿½ and ï¿½The Contented Slaveï¿½|
This essay examines the issues of race and gender as they appear in Alice Walkerï¿½s short stories. To Alice Walker, the Afro-American woman suffers under the double jeopardy of race and gender. As such, the author exposes the adverse effects o f these said ills as she simultaneously searches for a 'psychological system' to combat them.
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