Cane River

Cane River

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Cane River presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail.

Author: Lalita Tademy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759522428

Category: Fiction

Page: 584

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A New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms. They are women whose lives begin in slavery, who weather the Civil War, and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation, Jim Crow, and the pre-Civil Rights South. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family. There is Elisabeth, who bears both a proud legacy and the yoke of bondage... her youngest daughter, Suzette, who is the first to discover the promise-and heartbreak-of freedom... Suzette's strong-willed daughter Philomene, who uses a determination born of tragedy to reunite her family and gain unheard-of economic independence... and Emily, Philomene's spirited daughter, who fights to secure her children's just due and preserve their dignity and future. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Cane River presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail.
Categories: Fiction

The Oprah Phenomenon

The Oprah Phenomenon

Shannon, Reading Poverty, 10. 34. Marie M. Clay, Becoming Literate:The Construction of Inner Control (Portsmouth, N.H.; Heinemann, 1991); Mitchell and Weiler, Rewriting Literacy. 35. “Cane River/Oprah's Book Club,”4, 5. 36. Ibid., 3.

Author: Jennifer Harris

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813159942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, "Oprah" has become a brand representing the talk show host's unique style of self-actualizing individualism. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The Oprah Phenomenon examine the origins of her public image and its substantial influence on politics, entertainment, and popular opinion. Contributors address praise from her many supporters and weigh criticisms from her detractors. Winfrey's ability to create a feeling of intimacy with her audience has long been cited as one of the foundations of her popularity. She has repeatedly made national headlines by engaging and informing her audience with respect to her personal relationships to race, gender, feminism, and New Age culture. The Oprah Phenomenon explores these relationships in detail. At the root of Winfrey's message to her vast audience is her assertion that anyone can be a success regardless of background or upbringing. The contributors scrutinize this message: What does this success entail? Is the motivation behind self-actualization, in fact, merely the hope of replicating Winfrey's purchasing power? Is it just a prescription to buy the products she recommends and heed the advice of people she admires, or is it a lifestyle change of meaningful spiritual benefit? The Oprah Phenomenon asks these and many other difficult questions to promote a greater understanding of Winfrey's influence on the American consciousness.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Late Age of Print

The Late Age of Print

Cane River is a real place,” Tademy observed, adding: “A lot of the areas that were plantations that I talk about in ... Although novels figure prominently in the Oprah's Book Club catalog, four of the sixty-four selections (as of this ...

Author: Theodore G. Striphas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231148153

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Here, the author assesses our modern book culture by focusing on five key elements including the explosion of retail bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders, and the formation of the Oprah Book Club.
Categories: Social Science

Oprah

Oprah

Preexisting American book clubs may have encouraged fellowship and self-improvement, but Winfrey made the reading of ... For instance, in the discussion of Cane River, a multigenerational story of slavery in Louisiana, Winfrey picked ...

Author: Kathryn Lofton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520948242

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 618

"Today on Oprah," intoned the TV announcer, and all over America viewers tuned in to learn, empathize, and celebrate. In this book, Kathryn Lofton investigates the Oprah phenomenon and finds in Winfrey’s empire—Harpo Productions, O Magazine, and her new television network—an uncanny reflection of religion in modern society. Lofton shows that when Oprah liked, needed, or believed something, she offered her audience nothing less than spiritual revolution, reinforced by practices that fuse consumer behavior, celebrity ambition, and religious idiom. In short, Oprah Winfrey is a media messiah for a secular age. Lofton’s unique approach also situates the Oprah enterprise culturally, illuminating how Winfrey reflects and continues historical patterns of American religions.
Categories: Religion

The Oprah Affect

The Oprah Affect

Critical Essays on Oprah's Book Club Cecilia Konchar Farr, Jaime Harker. > Medwick , Cathleen . “ Finding the Connection . ” 0 , The Oprah Magazine ... “ Oprah's Book Club : Cane River . ” The Oprah Winfrey Show . ABC . 24 Sept. 2001 .

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791476162

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.
Categories: Social Science

Ancestry magazine

Ancestry magazine

What: New York Times best-selling novel and Oprah's Book Club selection Cane River and her newest book, Red River Why: "My genealogy research uncovered so many things that surprised me, not only about my own family but about America.

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Page: 64

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Ancestry magazine focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using Ancestry.com, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe. Regular features include “Found!” by Megan Smolenyak, reader-submitted heritage recipes, Howard Wolinsky’s tech-driven “NextGen,” feature articles, a timeline, how-to tips for Family Tree Maker, and insider insight to new tools and records at Ancestry.com. Ancestry magazine is published 6 times yearly by Ancestry Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com.
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Ancestry magazine

Ancestry magazine

Best-seller The nineteen-mile length of central Louisiana's Cane River provides the setting of Lalita Tademy's best- selling fictional account of her family's history, Cane River. The book has been featured in Oprah's Book Club, ...

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Ancestry magazine focuses on genealogy for today’s family historian, with tips for using Ancestry.com, advice from family history experts, and success stories from genealogists across the globe. Regular features include “Found!” by Megan Smolenyak, reader-submitted heritage recipes, Howard Wolinsky’s tech-driven “NextGen,” feature articles, a timeline, how-to tips for Family Tree Maker, and insider insight to new tools and records at Ancestry.com. Ancestry magazine is published 6 times yearly by Ancestry Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com.
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Gender Genre and Race in Post Neo Slave Narratives

Gender  Genre  and Race in Post Neo Slave Narratives

Oprah's Book Club markets Cane River as “the female Roots,” which highlights Roots's focus on masculinity while marketing the novel to people who are familiar to Roots. This is even more apparent through Tademy's many references to ...

Author: Dana Renee Horton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793619143

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

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Gender, Genre, and Race in Post-Neo-Slave Narratives provides an innovative conceptual framework for describing representations of slavery in twenty-first century American cultural productions. Covering a broad range of narrative forms ranging from novels like The Known World to films like 12 Years a Slave and the music of Missy Elliott, Dana Renee Horton engages with post-neo-slave narratives, a genre she defines as literary and visual texts that mesh conventions of postmodernity with the neo-slave narrative. Focusing on the characterization of black women in these texts, Horton argues that they are portrayed as commodities who commodify enslaved people, a fluid and complex characterization that is a foundational aspect of postmodern identity and emphasizes how postmodern identity restructures the conception of slave-owners.
Categories: Social Science

Reading Oprah

Reading Oprah

How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads Cecilia Konchar Farr ... And , as they do so , they affirm their own abilities — in Jewel , Cane River , and Where the Heart Is . The weak and powerless confound the strong and mighty ...

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791462587

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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An analysis of how Oprah's Book Club has changed America's reading habits.
Categories: Social Science

Decolonizing Native Histories

Decolonizing Native Histories

A close reading of this statement would note her use of the word they to refer to the Clifton community, ... Lalita Tademy, a Cane River Creole herself, wrote a bestselling novel and Oprah's Book Club selection about her people, ...

Author: Florencia E. Mallon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822351528

Category: History

Page: 274

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Decolonizing Native Histories is an interdisciplinary collection that grapples with the racial and ethnic politics of knowledge production and indigenous activism in the Americas. It analyzes the relationship of language to power and empowerment, and advocates for collaborations between community members, scholars, and activists that prioritize the rights of Native peoples to decide how their knowledge is used. The contributors—academics and activists, indigenous and nonindigenous, from disciplines including history, anthropology, linguistics, and political science—explore the challenges of decolonization. These wide-ranging case studies consider how language, the law, and the archive have historically served as instruments of colonialism and how they can be creatively transformed in constructing autonomy. The collection highlights points of commonality and solidarity across geographical, cultural, and linguistic boundaries and also reflects deep distinctions between North and South. Decolonizing Native Histories looks at Native histories and narratives in an internationally comparative context, with the hope that international collaboration and understanding of local histories will foster new possibilities for indigenous mobilization and an increasingly decolonized future.
Categories: History