In Search of Our Warrior Mothers.

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Forsgren, La Donna L. In Search of Our Warrior Mothers. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2018, pp.216,

ISBN: 0810136937.

This book examines how Black women playwrights in the Black Arts Movement (1965-76) which consisted of artists across the United States deeply concerned with the relationship between politics and the black aesthetic advanced feminist and womanist perspectives from within Black nationalist discourses. Hence, the author recuperates the careers, artistic theories, and dramatic contributions of four leading playwrights: Martie Evans-Charles, J.e. Franklin, Sonia Sanchez, and Barbara Ann Teer using original interviews...

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