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African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni
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K. Zauditu-Selassie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033280

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033280.001.0001

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Dancing with Trees and Dreamin of Yellow Dresses: The Dilemma of Jadine in Tar Baby

Dancing with Trees and Dreamin of Yellow Dresses: The Dilemma of Jadine in Tar Baby

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African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison
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K. Zauditu-Selassie

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0005

This chapter examines the African cosmology and epistemology manifested in Toni Morrison's novel Tar Baby. It suggests that Morrison inscribed in this novel indigenous knowledge, representing physical and cultural landscapes as sites of power to balance individuals and restore community cohesion and she expanded the spiritual territory of the literary canon by linking her narrative with eco-critical considerations of the natural world. Her choice of epigrams also reiterates the idea of spiritual contentions and contested identities.

Keywords:   African cosmology, epistemology, Toni Morrison, Tar Baby, indigenous knowledge, cultural landscapes, community cohesion, spiritual territory, epigrams, natural world

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