Journeys Across Boundaries In Mama Day, Praisesong for the Widow, and Song of Solomon

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Title: Journeys Across Boundaries In Mama Day, Praisesong for the Widow, and Song of Solomon
Author: Wilson, Martha Frances
Advisors: Lucinda MacKethan, Committee Chair
Abstract: Mama Day, Praisesong for the Widow, and Song of Solomon, novels by three African-American women, present characters who go on journeys of self-discovery. Cocoa, George, Avey, and Milkman all face geographical boundaries and self-imposed boundaries of knowledge that inhibit their comprehension and appreciation of their heritage. Their journeys are the process of crossing over these boundaries of geography, legend, and language in order for them to incorporate their family and cultural heritage into the actions of their present day lives. The success of their journeys lies in their continuation of the knowledge they discover and its integration into their future.
Date: 2004-05-20
Degree: MA
Discipline: English
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/220


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