African-American Heritage Book Review by cee-cee

African-American Heritage
A discussion of Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" and its emphasis on the value of traditions.
# 115612 | 972 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Aug 05, 2009 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (Black Philosophy)

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The paper relates that throughout Alice Walker's books and stories, she continually displays her pride and support of her African-American and female heritage. The paper examines Walker's "Everyday Use" that looks at the issue of African-Americans who try to escape prejudice and poverty and, in the process, risk losing their own heritage and the past that has made them into who they are.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Christian, Barbara, T. Alice Walker: The Black Woman Artist as Wayward." "Everyday Use. Ed. New Jersey: Rutgers UP, 1994.
  • Cowart, David. "Heritage and Deracination in Walker's 'Everyday Use.'"Studies in Short Fiction 33 (1996): 171-184.
  • Walker, Alice. "Everyday Use. Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay.Robert DiYanni, Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998. 408-413.
  • Walker, Alice. "In Search of our Mother's Gardens." Ms. Magazine. Sept-Oct. (1997): 11-15
  • Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

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