Black Beauty in Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins Mystery Series
This chapter discusses how Walter Mosley’s rendering of African American women, particularly EttaMae Harris, a recurring character in the Easy Rawlins series, presents an alternative aesthetic in which they represent beauty, power, vulnerability, and Easy’s own longing for home. It presents a reading of Little Scarlet, the ninth installment in the series, because it exemplifies Mosley’s reconsideration of black womanhood, challenging both representations of black women in African American literature and views of them in mainstream society.
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