From Sheba They Come: Medieval Ethiopian Myth, US Newspapers, and a Modern American Narrative

  title={From Sheba They Come: Medieval Ethiopian Myth, US Newspapers, and a Modern American Narrative},
  author={W. Belcher},
  pages={239 - 257}
A growing body of research documents the connections between West African and American literatures. 1 Henry Louis Gates's The Signifying Monkey locates the genesis of African American theories of signifyin(g) in West African rhetorical traditions; Keith Cartwright's Reading Africa into American Literature traces the philosophy of Africa's Sen- egambian region in the work of such canonical American authors as Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, and William Faulkner; Sterling… Expand


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