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Title: What moves at the margin: as vozes insurretas de Toni Morrison, bell hooks e Ntozake Shange
Authors: Caldeira, Isabel 
Keywords: Escritoras afro‑americanas; Toni Morrison; Ntozake Shange; Bell hooks; Racismo; African‑American female writers; Racism
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Serial title, monograph or event: The Edge of one of many circles: homenagem a Irene Ramalho Santos
Volume: Vol. 1
Place of publication or event: Coimbra
Abstract: Neste texto procuro demonstrar como escritoras afro‑americanas como Toni Morrison, Ntozake Change, ou bell hooks, depois da década de 70 do século XX, revêem modelos de discurso e representação, ora apropriando‑se deles e reinventando‑os, ora subvertendo‑os numa linguagem que assim se torna sua e negra. Debatendo‑se na tensão entre a libertação pela linguagem e o aprisionamento que ela também constitui, propõem‑se escolher as margens (hooks) para desconstruir um discurso hegemónico, naturalizado e transparente, que se arroga o direito de ser totalizador, universal e é, afinal, “branco” e patriarcal. Por isso é insurreto o discurso que se move nas margens, reclamando na sua insurreição o mais genuíno sentido de cidadania plena.
In this text I examine how African‑American female writers, such as Toni Morrison, Ntozake Shange, or bell hooks revise dominant models of discourse and representation, either by appropriation and reinvention, or subversion, creating both a literature of their own and a black literature. In their deconstruction of a hegemonic discourse, which claims to be universal, totalizing, and is, after all, “white” and patriarchal, I sense a tension between language as both liberating and imprisoning. These women writers therefore choose the margin as “a space of radical openness” (hooks) to offer us an insurgent discourse which fulfils their call for full citizenship.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/43294
ISBN: 978-989-26-1307-9
978-989-26-1308-6
Other Identifiers: 10.14195/978-989-26-1308-6_4
DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-1308-6_4
Rights: openAccess
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