Quiz 7 - Quiz 7 | 1 One of the living black authors is...

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Quiz 7 | 1. One of the living black authors is Jamaica Kincaid, who wrote "Girl". She was born as Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardson, on 25 May 1949 in St. John's, Antigua. The other author is Edwidge Danticat, who wrote the story "Night Women". She is a Haitian-born American author, who was born in January 19, 1969. 2. According to the US History Encyclopedia: Harlem Renaissance Known also by the names Black Renaissance or New Negro Movement, the Harlem Renaissance represented a cultural movement among African Americans roughly between the end of World War I (1918) and the beginning of the Great Depression (1929). This movement centered on African Americans, and the term "renaissance" indicates that something new was born- a cultural spirit was revived in African American cultural life. The focus on Harlem, a neighborhood of New York City—indicates that this "renaissance" was urban- based. 3. The first author is Zora Neale Hurston- "Spunk". She lived January 7, 1891– January 28, 1960. The second author is Richard Wright, who lived September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960. Richard Wright wrote the story "The Man Who Was Almost a Man". 4. Welty describes Phoenix in vivid colors: she wears a red rag in her hair and her skin is described as yellow, golden and copper. She moves slowly, in small steps, with the assistance of a cane — and the wrinkles on her face form “a pattern all its own . . . as though a whole little tree stood in the middle of her forehead”. But she is not shy to ask for help. When she gets to town she asks a woman to tie her shoes for her. “I doesn’t mind asking a nice lady to tie up my shoe,” she says, indicating that her pride does not interfere with her needs. 5. This line is taken from "Spunk" by Hurston. The dialect shows the reader the setting is probably during the days when blacks did not have an education (or were not really allowed to get educated). The dialect used in this sentence is similar to the
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course PSTL 1371 taught by Professor Mollycollins during the Fall '08 term at Minnesota.

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Quiz 7 - Quiz 7 | 1 One of the living black authors is...

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