By T. Green

ISBN-10: 1137282460

ISBN-13: 9781137282460

ISBN-10: 1349448591

ISBN-13: 9781349448593

ISBN-10: 8420127914

ISBN-13: 9788420127910

Oprah Winfrey has lengthy promoted black matters by means of being concerned as a manufacturer or actor within the edition of works by means of African American writers for movie. This quantity evaluates Winfrey's involvement within the visible interpretation of African American literary texts utilizing movie, track, black masculinity, black feminist, and cultural thought.

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One of the earlier scenes is when the White, male store owner questions young Celie about her presence in 34 Tara T. Green his store. Although their interaction is brief, we learn that white intimidation exists in the small Georgia town. The fearful and distracted girl f lees his presence. It is not in Sofia’s nature to cower to intimidation. Sofia’s weakness is not words, but a raised hand. She is able to stand quietly, though she broods, when the Mayor’s wife squeezes her children and calls them clean.

E. com. 8. AID=/19851220/REVIEWS/512200302. 9. res=9F06E 5DC153BF93BA25751C1A963948260. 10. Tara T. Green, “Richard Wright’s Women,” in Richard Wright Encyclopedia, edited by Jerry Ward, Jr. et al. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008), 414–417. 11. Rita Kempley, “‘Native Son’ (PG),” The Washington Post, March 1, 2011. htm. 12. com, Chicago Sun-Times, March 1, 2011. AID=/19861225 /REVIEWS/612250304/1023. 13. Winfrey also costarred in a telefilm adaptation of Before Women Had Wings, focused on a White mother and child.

18. Laura B. com/p/articles/mi_m1077/is_n1_v54 /ai_21270355/. / 19. edu/story/5053. 20. Virginia Heffernan, “A Woman on a Quest, via Hurston and Oprah,” nytimes. html. 21. com, Entertainment Weekly, accessed October 21, 2010, http://www. html. Introduction 19 22. Justin Chang. refCatld=32. 23. html. 24. Trystan T. , Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culturee ( Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2010), Viii. 25. Ibid, X. 26. Kennedy Center Honors, 2010,. youtube. com. CH A P T E R ON E The Black Matriarch’s Quest for Love: Oprah Winfrey as Sofia in The Color Purple Ta r a T.

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