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African American Women, Literature, and Spirituality

August 2, 2018

Literature is a rich source for comprehending African American women’s lives. Through literature, black women discuss their experiences and analyze society. In these discussions, black women also express their sense of the religious and define aspects of spirituality. This talk will explore ways African American women create communal meaning and personal identities while naming their concepts of faith and salvation. We will consider various authors’ works, ranging from earlier writings of Zora Neale Hurston to the contemporary with writers such as Alice Walker, Barbara Neely, and Octavia Butler.

Funded project of the South Carolina Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 11:00 am

Contact: John's Island Regional Library Phone: (843) 559-1945
John's Island Regional Library
3531 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
United States