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Death and the arc of mourning in African American literature

by Anissa Janine Wardi

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Published by University Press of Florida in Gainesville .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.,
  • Pastoral literature, American -- History and criticism.,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life.,
  • African Americans in literature.,
  • Mourning customs in literature.,
  • Rural conditions in literature.,
  • Grief in literature.,
  • Death in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-199) and index.

    StatementAnissa Janine Wardi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 W34 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 214 p. :
    Number of Pages214
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3691179M
    ISBN 100813026881
    LC Control Number2003061691

      Anissa Janine Wardi, author of Death and the Arc of Mourning in African American Literature, is associate professor of English and director of cultural studies and African American studies at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Circularity in African and African American Culture Some enslaved Africans were able to find elements and symbols within Christianity that meshed with their own beliefs and symbols. Examples included resurrection for those who lived a good life and the sign of the cross.

    In this blog post, Anya Jabour, Ph.D., reveals how most Americans in the Civil War era struggled to maintain familiar mourning rituals in death’s aftermath.   The Paperback of the Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective by Anissa J. Wardi at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping Pages:

    Passed On is a portrait of death and dying in twentieth-century African America. Through poignant reflection and thorough investigation of the myths, rituals, economics, and politics of African American mourning and burial practices, Karla FC Holloway finds that ways of dying are just as much a part of black identity as ways of living.3/5(1).   African Americans in the south have always had traditional ways of handling funeral ceremonies and burials of loved ones. African Americans mark the final resting place of love ones in a unique way. In African religion, death is the last transitional stage of life and it requires passage rites, it was believed this took a long time to be.


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The Disappearance of a Distinctively Black Way to Mourn As many African American-owned funeral homes close, the communities they serve are losing a centuries-old means of grieving—and protest. At various times and places in African history, death and ancestry have become political tools.

One of the most powerful ways to take away a group's place in society—short of enslavement—is to limit the ability of its members to carry out funeral and mourning rituals.

For many in the African American community, funeral services and expressions of mourning contain a theme of celebration, rather than the somber emotions associated with death in other cultural settings.

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The unknown speakers and singers in these songs are not just mourning over the losses of the past, but impending losses as well—their own death.

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