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Womanism - Bibliography

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Allan, Tuzyline Jita. Womanist and Feminist Aesthetic Comparative Review. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1995.

Cannon, Katie Geneva. Black Womanist Ethics. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1988.

Collins, Patricia Hill. "What's in a Name? Womanism, Black Feminism, and Beyond." The Black Scholar 26, no. 1 (1996): 9–17.

Gilkes, Cheryl Townsend. "If It Wasn't for Women": Black Women's Experience and Womanist Culture in Church and Community. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2001.

Hudson-Weems, Clenora. "African Womanism." In Sisterhood, Feminisms, and Power: From Africa to the Diaspora, edited by Obioma Nnaemeka. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1998.

——. African Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves. Detroit: Bedford Press, 1993.

Kolawole, Mary Ebun Modupe. Womanism and African Consciousness. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1997.

Ogunyemi, Chikwenye Okonjo. "Womanism: The Dynamics of the Contemporary Black Female Novel in English." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 11, no. 1 (1985): 63–80.

Riggs, Marcia Y. Awake, Arise, and Act: A Womanist Call for Black Liberation. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 1994.

Sanders, Cheryl J., ed. Living the Intersection: Womanism and Afrocentrism in Theology. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 1995.

Townes, Emilie Maureen. Womanist Justice, Womanist Hope. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1993.

Townes, Emilie Maureen, ed. Embracing the Spirit: Womanist Perspectives on Hope, Salvation, and Transformation. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1997.

Townes, Emilie Maureen, ed. A Troubling in My Soul: Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1993.

Walker, Alice. "The Black Woman's Story." New York Times Sunday Magazine, February 12, 1984, p. 94.

——. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.

Williams, Delores S. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1993.

Williams, Sherley Ann. "Some Implications of Womanist Theory." In Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 68–75. New York: Meridian, 1990.

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over 8 years ago

Thank you so much. This document truly enlightened me on the difference and the thought behind the names, Feminist and Womanist. What Walker said is so true. I remember being called "omanlish" (South) so many times, LOL!

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about 10 years ago

The information about the womanism of Alice Wakjer has been very helpful in my thesis work