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Rhetoric and Resistance in Black Women's Autobiography

Rhetoric and Resistance in Black Women's Autobiography

According to The Orange Grove, "Johnnie M. Stover explores the origin and power of black women writers' voices using the personal narratives of 19th-century Americans who were slaves or indentured servants. Displaying aspects of the oral traditions of Yoruba culture in West Africa, these voices took on a subversive tone, a form of expression that Stover describes as the “mother tongue” and argues is completely different from literary forms employed by white men or women or black men."

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