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Readers of the Quilt Essays on Being Black, Female, and Literate

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ISBN-10: 1572736097

ISBN-13: 9781572736092

Edition: 2005

Authors: Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
Literacy and the black womanp. 15
Black and on welfare : what you don't know about single-parent womenp. 27
Unearthing hidden literacy : seven lessons I learned in a cotton fieldp. 37
Voice of our foremothers : celebrating the legacy of African-American women educators : a personal dedicationp. 49
Lessons from down under : reflections on meanings of literacy and knowledge from an African-American female growing up in rural Alabamap. 57
Transformative college literacy of literate black women peer counselorsp. 69
Black women/black literaturep. 87
Teachers as leaders in urban education : testimonies of transformationp. 97
Storytelling and literacyp. 119
Women and literacy in Alice Walker's The color purplep. 137
Dysfunctional literacies of exclusion : an exploration of the burdens of literacy in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous conditionsp. 147
Reel women : black women and literacy in feature filmsp. 163
To be black female and literate : a personal journey in education and alienationp. 183
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