The Embodiment of Disobedience

The Embodiment of Disobedience

Fat Black Women's Unruly Political Bodies Andrea Elizabeth Shaw, Andrea Shaw Nevins. black women can be sent at night ... Grace Nichols also employs representations of the fat black woman in her collection The Fat Black Woman's Poems .

Author: Andrea Elizabeth Shaw

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739114875

Category: Political Science

Page: 151

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The Embodiment of Disobedience explores the ways in which the African Diaspora has rejected the West's efforts to impose imperatives of slenderness and mass market fat-anxiety.
Categories: Political Science

Contemporary Caribbean Women s Poetry

Contemporary Caribbean Women s Poetry

The collection openswith 'Beauty',a poem inwhich descriptions of theblack womanoperate as definingbeauty: Beauty is a fat black woman walking thefields pressing a breezed hibiscus to her cheek while the sun lightsup her feet (The Fat ...

Author: Denise deCaires Narain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134601820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Contemporary Caribbean Women's Poetry provides detailed readings of individual poems by women poets whose work has not yet received the sustained critical attention it deserves. These readings are contextualized both within Caribbean cultural debates and postcolonial and feminist critical discourses in a lively and engaged way; revisiting nationalist debates as well as topical issues about the performance of gendered and raced identities within poetic discourse. Newly available in paperback, this book is groundbreaking reading for all those interested in postcolonialism, Gender Studies, Caribbean Studies and contemporary poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Postcolonial Perspectives on Women Writers from Africa the Caribbean and the US

Postcolonial Perspectives on Women Writers from Africa  the Caribbean  and the US

I is a long memoried woman , which received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1983 and is excerpted as the concluding section of The Fat Black Woman's Poems . She has published two subsequent collections , Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Woman ...

Author: Martin Japtok

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 1592210686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

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Combining postcolonial perspectives with race and culture based studies, which have merged the fields of African and black American studies, this volume concentrates on women writers, exploring how the (post) colonial condition is reflected in women's literature. The essays are united by their focus on attempts to create alternative value systems through the rewriting of history or the reclassification of the woman's position in society. By examining such strategies these essays illuminate the diversity and coherence of the postcolonial project.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Fat Black Woman s Poems

The Fat Black Woman s Poems

Grace Nichols gives us images that stare us straight in the eye, images of joy, challenge, accusation.

Author: Grace Nichols

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 0860686353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

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Grace Nichols gives us images that stare us straight in the eye, images of joy, challenge, accusation. Her 'fat black woman' is brash; rejoices in herself; poses awkward questions to politicians, rulers, suitors, to a white world that still turns its back. Grace Nichols writes in a language that is wonderfully vivid yet economical of the pleasures and sadnesses of memory, of loving, of 'the power to be what I am, a woman, charting my own futures'.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Green Voices

Green Voices

West Indian in Britain in her collection The Fat Black Woman's Poems.85 The collection opens with a typical celebration that draws its strength from a sensuous unity with Caribbean nature : Beauty is a fat black woman riding the waves ...

Author: Terry Gifford

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719043468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The author here argues that the traditions of Pope and Goldsmith are continued in the present day by the likes of R.S. Thomas, George Mackay Brown, and others work in an 'anti-pastoralist' tradition of Crabbe and Clare. A chapter examining the attitudes towards the environment of sixteen contemporary poets concludes a lively ecological introduction to modern poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Migrant Voices in Literatures in English

Migrant Voices in Literatures in English

Her poem sequence , I Is a Long Memoried Woman ( 1983 ) , won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize . ... ( The Fat 298 ) The poem is divided into five separate sections charting the woman / every black woman's movement from capture in Africa ...

Author: Anu Shukla

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176257192

Category: Globalization in literature

Page: 185

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Papers presented at the Second World Conference of World Association for Studies in Literatures in English, held at Nagpur in January 2004.
Categories: Globalization in literature

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora Origins Experiences and Culture 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora  Origins  Experiences  and Culture  3 volumes

Nichols is best known for her first and most celebrated poetry collection, I Is a Long- Memoried Woman (1983), ... Nichols claims that her next collection of poetry, The Fat Black Woman's Poems (1984), was created out of sheer fun.

Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097050

Category: Social Science

Page: 1110

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The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. • More than 500 A–Z entries • Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars • Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora
Categories: Social Science

A Transnational Poetics

A Transnational Poetics

In The Fat Black Woman's Poems (1984), Grace Nichols, who grew up in Guyana and moved to the United Kingdom in her twenties, playfully reimagines England's capital with a fat Caribbean woman translocated ...

Author: Jahan Ramazani

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226703371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous—“stubbornly national,” in T. S. Eliot’s phrase, or “the most provincial of the arts,” according to W. H. Auden. But in A Transnational Poetics, Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination—in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance; in post–World War II North America and the North Atlantic; and in ethnic American, postcolonial, and black British writing. Cross-cultural exchange and influence are, he argues, among the chief engines of poetic development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Reexamining the work of a wide array of poets, from Eliot, Yeats, and Langston Hughes to Elizabeth Bishop, Lorna Goodison, and Agha Shahid Ali, Ramazani reveals the many ways in which modern and contemporary poetry in English overflows national borders and exceeds the scope of national literary paradigms. Through a variety of transnational templates—globalization, migration, travel, genre, influence, modernity, decolonization, and diaspora—he discovers poetic connection and dialogue across nations and even hemispheres.
Categories: Literary Criticism

THE FAT BLACK WOMANS POEMS

THE FAT BLACK WOMANS POEMS

Grace Nichols writes in a language that is wonderfully vivid yet economical of the pleasures and sadnesses of memory, of loving, of 'the power to be what I am, a woman, charting my own futures'.

Author: GRACE NICHOLS

Publisher:

ISBN: 0349017409

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British Literature in Transition 1980 2000

British Literature in Transition  1980   2000

The Fat Black Woman's Poems conjures the imaginary of the gulag but in ways that often claim a joyful, sexual and 'fat' resistance. Through the weighted, raced and gendered body of the 'fat black woman', the trope of the gulag is ...

Author: Eileen Pollard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107121423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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This volume shows how British literature recorded contemporaneous historical change. It traces the emergence and evolution of literary trends from 1980-2000.
Categories: Literary Criticism