Liberating Narratives

The Authorization of Black Female Voices in African American Women Writers' Novels of Slavery

By Stefanie Sievers

Three contemporary novels of slavery - Margaret Walker's Jubilee (1966), Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose (1986) and Toni Morrison's Beloved (1987) - are the central focus of Liberating Narratives. In significantly different ways that reflect their individual and socio-political contexts of origin, these three novels can all be read as critiques of historical representation and as alternative spaces for remembrance - 'sites of memory' - that attempt to shift the conceptual ground on which our knowledge of the past is based.

232 pages

Publication Date: 6/23/1999
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825839192