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Harriet E Wilson was consider the first black woman to publish a black novel in 1859 However she published it anonymously unable to put a name on her work due to her being black and being a woman Ever since then black women writers have gone a long way in order to prove themselves as writers The feminism movement played a huge role in womens life allowing them to gain equal rights as men While no one argues the importance of movment to women Feminism came to aid white women and neglected the others The term feminism did not seem proper to women of colortherefore feminism did not apply to women of color However womenism came to support black women writers womanism is a term that differs from feminism in many ways The main difference is that womenisim celebrates the culture tradition and characteristics of blacks Being a womanist Toni Morrisons work reflected the culture she belonged to Womanismis rooted in the ethnic and sexual category repression of black women It expands past these issues by trying to end domination not only for women of colour but for black women Toni Morrison defines herself as a writer as well as a womanist through presenting her African culture using techniques such as the representation of others the importance of speaking up for someone as well as telling the story of the community Through Writing Morrison celebrates her roots as being black as well as being a woman The wordwomanismwas first introduced by famous writerAlice Walkerin her short story in 1979 Coming Apart Walker explained the wife in the tale as a womanist Coleman Walker gave several of explanation to the term womisim in the beginning of her In search of our mothers garden such asWomanist 1 From womanish Opp of girlish ie frivolous irresponsiblenot serious A black feminist or feminist of color From the blackfolk expression of mothers to
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