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The Bluest Hands

A Social and Economic History of Women Dyers in Abeokuta (Nigeria), 1890-1940 (Social History of Africa)

by Judith A. Byfield

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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labour economics,
  • History,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • History: World,
  • Africa,
  • Africa - General,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Women & Business,
  • History / Africa,
  • Abeokuta,
  • Dyers,
  • Dyes and dyeing,
  • Employment,
  • Nigeria,
  • Women

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10485650M
    ISBN 100325070091
    ISBN 109780325070094


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The Bluest Hands: A Social and Economic History of Women Dyers in Abeokuta (Nigeria), The Bluest Hands By Judith A Byfield, Dartmouth College This period was particularly critical for the dyeing industry as legitimate trade and colonialism transformed the social, political, and economic context in which female dyers plied their trade.

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Maureen comes to symbolize a different kind of black family – the upwardly mobile, light-skinned African-American family that disdains darker-skinned black people. Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye () to God Help the Child ().

She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and in she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in   The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision.

Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America.

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The book is the story of Pecola, a poor, young black girl who suffers a lot in life apart from her deep rooted inferiority complex.

The love of whiteness and the hatred of blackness that was taught to our ancestors is still heredity even in today’s society. This is a book that all black girls and boys need to read.

This should be a right of passage. Toni Morrison did a great job with this book. The Bluest Eyes invoked anger, pity, laughter and pride in pages of. Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye () to God Help the Child ().

She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and in she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in The Bluest Blood book. Read 16 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

For English teacher Amanda Pepper, the champagne gala on behalf of /5(16). Pecola's fourteen-year-old brother, Samuel suffers the same abuse as Pecola at the hands of their parents.

Samuel, in contrast to his sister, is not afraid to get involved in his parents' arguments and even read analysis of Samuel Breedlove. The Bluest Eye destroyed white baby dolls, chipped away at the unreasonable preciousness of white girlhood and gave life to the oft-ignored humanity of Black girl children that had been lost to.

The focus on beauty goes hand in hand with how women are portrayed for the time era. Morrison also attempts to display how men and women change and develop through the book’s large character set that has many opposing the novel may be slow and confusing in the first chapters, the book hooks the reader with story that grabs your.

Quotes related to Femininity within The Bluest Eye. Search all of SparkNotes Search. Suggestions the palms of his hands, and teeth. She, in turn, fought back in a purely feminine way—with frying pans and pokers, and occasionally a flatiron would sail toward his head.

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So we watch their faces, their hands, their feet, and listen for truth in timbre.” ― Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye. Review by Neo from The one thing you should know.

Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, is widely regarded as a modern classic due to its compelling narrative and timeless social novel was first published in and the story is set in s post-Depression United States. The Bluest Eye is a story whose devastating subject matter and critical reflection of society, unfortunately.

The Bluest Eye. MORRISON, Toni. Item Number: New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, First edition of Morrison’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page.

From the library of Lynn Nesbit, who served as Toni Morrison’s literary agent for a number of years. Published inThe Bluest Eye is the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who prays for blue eyes.

Morrison wrote in a foreword that she wanted to. The Bluest Eye book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

About the tragic life of a young black girl in s Ohio. Eleven-yea /5(2). The most modern book I had in my original collection was Fahrenheit Everything else I picked was written in either the s or the s. Everything else I. I had won the book in a Goodreads Giveaway.:) The Bluest Marble, the debut novel of the author Vipin Kumar, is the story of Aditya, a brilliant young man who leads a regular life.

But soon everything that is close to his heart slips from his hands his girlfriend, his job, his /5(9). He has experienced genuine suffering, having been abandoned in a junk heap as a baby and having suffered humiliation at the hands of white men. He is also capable of pleasure and even joy, in the experience of eating a watermelon or touching a girl for the first time.

Pecola, on the other hand, restricted by youth and sex, experimented with methods of endurance. Though the methods varied, the pain was as consistent as it was deep.

She struggled between an overwhelming desire that one would kill the other, and a profound wish that she herself could die. Toni Morrison was the author of Beloved, Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful as beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America.

“Look Innocent, Like a Golden Puppy" This essay discuses a specific scene in the book The Bluest Eye where Pecola drinks three quarts of milk using a Shirley Temples cup. The essay focuses on the meaning behind Shirley Temples image, and how this can help us interpret and understand Pecola's actions.

The ’s was the. The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison Essay Words | 6 Pages. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, encompasses the themes of youth, gender, and race.

The African American Civil Rights Movement had recently ended at the time the novel was written. In the book, Morrison utilizes a first-person story to convey her views on racial inequality. The Bluest Eye By Audio Book Free.

https: On the other hand, she constantly receives verification of her own feeling of ugliness– the grocer looks right through her when she acquires candy, children tease her, as well as a light-skinned lady, Maureen, that momentarily befriends her teases her also.

The Bluest Eye (Book): Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye, published inis the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so.On the other hand, Pecola’s father was abandoned at a very young age and mentally unstable.

Later on in the book you find that Pecola has been impregnated by her father raping her. For the most part, “The Bluest Eye” exceeded my expectations throughout the middle and end of the book.The narrator explains the difference between Cholly’s ugliness and the ugliness of his family members.

Cholly seems to be the only character whose ugliness comes from the inside out, as such ugliness formed as a result of his mostly loveless childhood and the humiliation he has suffered at the hands .