Study on Black Woman Spirituality in Alice Walker’s Everyday Use
Available Online 15 March 2021.
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.069How to use a DOI?
- black woman culture, spirituality, Alice Walker
Alice Walker, a famous American black woman poet, novelist and prose writer in the 20th century, introduces “womanism”, a different concept from “feminism” to literature and sociology. Everyday Use is one of her short stories collected in In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women published in 1973. It narrates the conflicts between the mother and two daughters caused by the “quilts”. This thesis exposes the black woman’s living condition and the triple oppression inflicted on them, aiming to explore the black woman’s spiritual world and to show Walker’s identification with the black woman cultures via the analysis of the characterization of the three heroines and the metaphoric meaning of “quilts”.
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TY - CONF AU - Xinyu Yang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/15 TI - Study on Black Woman Spirituality in Alice Walker’s Everyday Use BT - Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 363 EP - 368 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.069 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.069 ID - Yang2021 ER -