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Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of EvilSites of Memory: Proceedings too Terrible to Relate

Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil: Sites of Memory: Proceedings too Terrible to... [In her essay “The Site of Memory” Toni Morrison explains how her work can be situated within the genre of the memoir. Her essay helps introduce several major themes of this chapter and the book as a whole: imagination, history, the fantastic, the power of images, and memory. She begins her discussion with slave narratives that, she notes, say two things: “This is my historical life—my singular, special example that is personal, but it also represents the race” and “I write this text to persuade other people—you, the reader, who is probably not black—that we are human beings worthy of God’s grace and the immediate abandonment of slavery.”1] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of EvilSites of Memory: Proceedings too Terrible to Relate

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
ISBN
978-1-4039-7273-6
Pages
11 –27
DOI
10.1057/9780230601628_2
Publisher site
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Abstract

[In her essay “The Site of Memory” Toni Morrison explains how her work can be situated within the genre of the memoir. Her essay helps introduce several major themes of this chapter and the book as a whole: imagination, history, the fantastic, the power of images, and memory. She begins her discussion with slave narratives that, she notes, say two things: “This is my historical life—my singular, special example that is personal, but it also represents the race” and “I write this text to persuade other people—you, the reader, who is probably not black—that we are human beings worthy of God’s grace and the immediate abandonment of slavery.”1]

Published: Oct 11, 2015

Keywords: Black Woman; Cultural Production; Collective Memory; True Memory; Historical Writing

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