By Mae G. Henderson
The first 1/2 the e-book is dedicated to influential works of fiction, as Henderson deals a chain of lively, attentive readings of works via Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Sherley Anne Williams, Toni Morrison, Gayl Jones, and Nella Larsen. the second one part shifts gears to contemplate the realm of woman African American functionality, so much significantly within the figures of Josephine Baker and the video dancer. Drawing at the trope of "dancing diaspora," Henderson proposes a version of theorizing in accordance with "performing testimony" and "critical witnessing." during the e-book, Henderson attracts on a historical past of black girls not just within the Pentecostal Holiness Church, but additionally in the traditions of classical, Christian, African, and black diasporic spirituality and function. finally, Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora presents a deeply felt mirrored image on race and gender and their results in the discourses of speaker/listener and audience/performer.