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REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW

Daisy Rani Doley.

Abstract
This paper concentrates on how Paule Marshall in her novel Praisesong for the Widow (1983)
redefines the lost identity of African American people living in America. The novel through the process of
revisiting the past reaffirms the identity consumed by the white racist society. This paper deals with the issue of
cultural alienation of the black people living in America and their reaffirmation of self through search for roots and
it is rendered from a feminine perspective. The novel explores the importance of cultural continuity of peoples of
African descent as a stance to resist against the values of the New World. Marshall’s work focuses on the
consciousness of black people as they remember, retain, and develop their sense of integrity against the
materialism that characterizes American society

Key words: Redifining, identity, black, female, search for roots, stance


 
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Daisy Rani Doley. REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW. JCR. 2020; 7(15): 1033-1040. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142


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Daisy Rani Doley. REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=120069 [Access: September 14, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142


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Daisy Rani Doley. REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW. JCR. 2020; 7(15): 1033-1040. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142



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Daisy Rani Doley. REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(15): 1033-1040. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142



Harvard Style

Daisy Rani Doley (2020) REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW. JCR, 7 (15), 1033-1040. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142



Turabian Style

Daisy Rani Doley. 2020. REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 1033-1040. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142



Chicago Style

Daisy Rani Doley. "REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1033-1040. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Daisy Rani Doley. "REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.15 (2020), 1033-1040. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Daisy Rani Doley (2020) REDEFINING BLACK FEMALE IDENTITY IN PAULE MARSHALL’S PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 1033-1040. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.142