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Thadious M. Davis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835210

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869321_davis

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Poverty & Porches

Poverty & Porches

Controversial Mississippi

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(p.77) Chapter Two Poverty & Porches
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Southscapes
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Thadious M. Davis

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807869321_davis.5

This chapter is divided into two parts. It revisits the social conditions that affected the lives and shaped the public sphere of many black Mississippians. It cites the works of Mira Nair, such as her film, Mississippi Masala (1992). It also looks at the imaginative work by Mississippi writers Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Sterling Plumpp, and Etheridge Knight, among others. Their work highlighted the personal, subjective space vis a vis the official constructs that blacks found themselves in.

Keywords:   Mississippi writers, social conditions, Mississippi Masala, Mira Nair, Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Sterling Plumpp, Etheridge Knight

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