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Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement$
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Carmen L. Phelps

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617036804

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.001.0001

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Building a Home, Building a Nation

Building a Home, Building a Nation

Family in the City and Beyond in Angela Jackson’s Black Art

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(p.116) Chapter Five Building a Home, Building a Nation
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Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement
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Carmen L. Phelps

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.003.0006

This chapter explores the poetic works of Angela Jackson during the later years of the Black Arts Movement (BAM). Jackson’s first two poetry collections VooDoo/Love Magic (1974) and The Greenville Club (1977) assessed the influence of the goals and imperatives set upon by the BAM in its later years. The chapter explains that Jackson’s works showed the reinvention of BAM aesthetics which influenced her work well into the new postrace era. These allowed her to delve deeper in the ideals of Pan-Africanism.

Keywords:   poetry, Angela Jackson, Black Arts Movement, Pan-Africanism, aesthetics, VooDoo/Love Magic, The Greenville Club

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