Alice Walker | Critical Essay by Fabian Clements Worsham

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Alice Walker.
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Critical Essay by Fabian Clements Worsham

SOURCE: “The Politics of Matrilineage: Mothers and Daughters in the Poetry of African American Women, 1965-1985,” in Women of Color: Mother-Daughter Relationships in 20th-Century Literature, edited by Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, University of Texas Press, 1996, pp. 117-131.

In the following essay, Worsham includes Walker in a discussion of mother-daughter relationships as represented in African-American women's poetry.

“The image of the mother,” according to critic Andrea Benton Rushing, “is the most prevalent image of black women” in African American poetry (“Afro-American,” 75). These images have been developed through a long and distinguished literary history, reaching back through the diaspora to ancient African cultures in which “the African woman is associated with core values” and is revered as “guardian of...

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