That the Mothers May Soar and the Daughters May Know Their Names: A Retrospective of Black Feminist Literary Criticism

@article{Griffin2007ThatTM,
  title={That the Mothers May Soar and the Daughters May Know Their Names: A Retrospective of Black Feminist Literary Criticism},
  author={Farah Jasmine Griffin},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={483 - 507}
}
  • F. Griffin
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
All segments of the literary world—whether establishment, progressive, Black, female, or lesbian—do not know, or at least act as if they do not know, that Black women writers and Black lesbian writers exist. . . . Black women’s existence, experience, and culture and the brutally complex systems of oppression which shape these are in the “real world” of white and/or male consciousness beneath consideration, invisible, unknown. —Barbara Smith, 1977, 25 

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