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Standard Name: Smith, Bessie
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|Cultural formation||Jackie Kay||
In the absence of any black people around her while she was growing up in Scotland, JK invented fantasy relationships with well-known black people from around the world such as Nelson Mandela , Ella Fitzgerald
|Intertextuality and Influence||Una Marson||
In the year leading up to this publication, UM was reading (mostly male) African-American writers—Booker T. Washington , James Weldon Johnson , and
|Literary Setting||Jackie Kay||
The lovers here include parents and children. The volume includes a sequence of poems about blues singer Bessie Smith , set in the American South. The significance of the blues modifies according to its...
They had help from Vyvyan Richards (who had formerly planned to set up a printing press with his close friend T. E. Lawrence ), which was needed since neither had much experience with hand-presses. They...
|Performance of text||Jackie Kay|
|Author summary||Jackie Kay||
JK 's poetry, plays, and fiction explore issues of divided, displaced, or mixed identity. Her writings probe and challenge assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality with a mixture of pain and humour. She often draws...
|Textual Production||Elaine Feinstein||
EF contributed to the Penguin series Lives of Modern Women her short biography Bessie Smith.
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