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Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature

Thadious M. Davis

Abstract

Drawing heavily from works of the era of post-civil rights modern and postmodern writers and poets from the South, this book approaches the experiences of segregation in the South in a radical manner. The African American, especially belonging to Louisiana and Mississippi, is no longer a victim of discrimination, but has reconstituted the space that is rightfully theirs. The book bases its analyses on the writings of Ernest Gaines, Richard Wright, Alice Walker, Natasha Trethewey, Olympia Vernon, Brenda Marie Osbey, Sybil Kein, and others. In a sense, the book redefines the black space by makin ... More

Keywords: Deep South, modern writers, slavery, racial separation, place and space, Louisiana, Mississippi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835210
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869321_davis

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thadious M. Davis, author