The Space that Race Creates: An Interstitial Analysis of Toni Morrison's "Recitatif"

  title={The Space that Race Creates: An Interstitial Analysis of Toni Morrison's "Recitatif"},
  author={Shanna Greene Benjamin},
  journal={Studies in American Fiction},
  pages={106 - 87}


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