Sambo

Sambo

The term “sambo” developed after the publication of Helen Bannerman’s childrens storybook, The Story of the Little Black Sambo, in 1899. In her book, Bannerman…

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Mother

Mother

Clare Savage’s search for her own identity has proven to be a difficult journey. Part of what contributed to Clare’s struggle is her unconscious desire…

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“She is White. Black. Female. Lover. Beloved. Daughter. Traveler. Friend. Scholar. Terrorist. Farmer.” (91)

“She is White. Black. Female. Lover. Beloved. Daughter. Traveler. Friend. Scholar. Terrorist. Farmer.” (91)

The video below discusses the importance of self-identification. This video also explains some factors that may affect how one self-identifies. In the novel, No Telephone…

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Nowhere

Nowhere

Clare’s desire to self identify led her on a frustrating journey, that left her questions unanswered. Michele Cliff uses specific words to describe what Clare…

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Cockpit Country

Cockpit Country

Michele Cliff’s novel, No Telephone to Heaven describes the journey of Clare Savage as she travels to and from different parts of the world. Given…

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Mother-Country

Mother-Country

Clare Savage is a Jamaican born woman, who is first referred to as a “light-skinned woman.” Because of her lighter complection, Clare struggles with identifying…

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