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Document Type

Article

Abstract

What separates the experiences of a Hebrew slave-woman from a 20th century black woman? Except for time, apparently, not much. As one compares and contrasts the lives of Hagar, an Egyptian slave described in Phyllis Trible's Texts of Terror, and Celie, a southern black woman presented in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, one finds similarities even though these women lived in different cultures thousands of years apart. These similarities include the authors' use of language, and the oppression, bondage, and flight to freedom these women share.

Publication Date

1988

Journal Title

Draftings In

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

25

Last Page

29

Copyright

© 1988 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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