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Scarlet Sister Mary (Brown Thrasher Books)

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ISBN13: 9780820323770
ISBN10: 0820323772
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Julia Peterkin pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African American experience. Rejecting the prevailing sentimental stereotypes of her times, she portrayed her black characters with sympathy and understanding, endowing them with the full dimensions of human consciousness. In these novels and stories, she tapped the richness of rural southern black culture and oral traditions to capture the conflicting realities in an African American community and to reveal a grace and courage worthy of black pride.

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Julia Peterkin (1880-1961) was the author of three novels, a collection of short stories, and, with photographer Doris Ulmann, a nonfiction collection of essays entitled Roll, Jordan, Roll. She was the first South Carolinian to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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judyjacobs234, April 1, 2008 (view all comments by judyjacobs234)
Scarlet Sister Mary was written by Julia Peterkin from my native South Carolina. She is the only female SC writer to ever win the Pulitzer, yet this book is still banned in our school libraries.

I hope that we are more enlightened now that we were when she first wrote the book in 1928. At that time, she was the first author to actually write about Negroes as if they were really people with hopes and dreams, possibilities and frailties.

She also used the Gullah language for her characters. Julia was raised by a Black woman after her mother died in childbirth and learned to speak Gullah before she learned English.

I read this book and her other books when I was in college in the 60's and have never forgotten her memorable characters. I am now revisiting this author and learning even more about what a visionary she was.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780820323770
Foreword:
Verdelle, A. J.
Author:
Verdelle, A. J.
Author:
Peterkin, Julia
Author:
Peterkin, Julia Mood
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
Plantation workers
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Brown Thrasher Books
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.13 in 0.91 lb

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