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Mama Day

  • 312 Pages
  • 1.32 MB
  • 4157 Downloads
  • English
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Vintage Books , New York, USA
African American women -- Fiction, South Carolina -- Fi

Places

South Car

GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3564.A895 M3 1989b
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination312 p., [3] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2055560M
ISBN 100679721819
ISBN 139780679721819
LC Control Number88033861
OCLC/WorldCa18908530

The Mama Day Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter Mama Day book and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography Author: Gloria Naylor.

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Learn about Author Central. Gloria Naylor (Author) out of 5 stars ratings. See all 26 formats and editions/5(). Mama Day is a lovely little jaunt of magical realism, set between New York City and a small, sleepy island town off the coast of Georgia/South Carolina.

The narrative trades off between two alternating narrators, a black woman and /5. Mama Day is a direct descendant of Sapphira and has a similar reputation for possessing supernatural powers; as a result, she carries quite a bit of clout in the Willow Springs community.

After the Prologue, Naylor splits the book into two large parts, instead of chapters. Free download or read online Mama Day pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Gloria Naylor.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, magical realism story are Miranda (Mama Day), George Andrews/5. Told from multiple perspectives, Mama Day is equal parts star-crossed love story, generational saga, and exploration of the supernatural.

Hailed as Gloria Naylor’s “richest and most complex” novel, it is the kind of book that stays with you long after the final page (Providence Journal)/5(). Included in this book are many of the initial reviews of Mama Day as well as some criticism of Naylor's works.

Rhea Mandulo, "Georgia on My Mind," in Essence, March,p.

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Recounts the author's trip to the Sea Islands of Georgia, a trip partially inspired by the island of Willow Springs in Mama Day. But Mama Day is a black story as well as a human story, which is, paradoxically, what makes it such an all-encompassing experience. A young black couple meet in New York and fall in love.

Mama Day is a novel by Gloria Naylor, the American Book Award-winning author of The Women of Brewster Place. This novel follows the lives of Miranda (Mama) Day and her family. Mama Day is told in both third person (Mama Day’s story) and in the first person, in a dialogue between Mama Day’s grandniece Ophelia (Cocoa) Day, and her husband.

Gloria Naylor's Mama Day is a novel about the connection between past and present. History, family, culture, and friendship are all important themes Written: This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Mama Day.

The theme of family and identity is crucial in the novel. The Day family is at the center of Willow Springs with its. Gloria Naylor's Mama Day is a novel about the connection between past and present. History, family, culture, and friendship are all important themes. About Mama Day.

On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island’s darker forces. A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense.

Book Club Discussion Questions for Mama Day: Gloria Naylor’s novel, a celebration of the cultural and the historical, a supernatural tale of love and belief in the mystic powers of human beings, was my introduction to the Gullah/Geechee and the origin of my continued interest in the people and traditions of the Lowcountry.

On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island's darker forces. A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common /5(17).

But when you put this book down, you will think it, you will feel way that Naylor dualistically narrates this book, whether it is an exchange between George and Cocoa, or a discourse between Mama Day and Cocoa, gives us the chance to believe that the same center exists at the core of every human soul.5/5(5).

In the time of the novel--the early 's--the Days survive through Miranda ""Mama"" Day, an uncommonly resourceful old woman; her sister, Abigail, herself of gentler mein; and Abigail's granddaughter, Ophelia, the spunky young woman known on the island by her ""crib names,"" Cocoa and Baby Girl.

A fascinating novel that reworks elements of Shakespeare's The the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day. On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island's darker forces.

A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense.4/5(11). Get this from a library. Mama Day. [Gloria Naylor; Vintage Books (Firm),] -- In a small Georgia town, Mama Day, uses her gifts as a seer and healer, but her powers are ultimately tested when her beloved niece's life hangs in the balance.

About the Book. Mama day is about many things. It's the story of Ophelia and George two black American's and how they fall in love in try to reconcile their differences of upbringing and culture. It's about the dying culture of Gullah on the Georgia sea islands and it is even a reworking of Shakespeare's Tempest.

Told from multiple perspectives, Mama Day is equal parts star-crossed love story, generational saga, and exploration of the supernatural.

Hailed as Gloria Naylor’s “richest and most complex” novel, it is the kind of book that stays 4/5(6). Mama Day recognizes that George, too, has a self-possession, different in form and origin from Cocoa's "cool," but just as vital as her own strength and resources to the salvation of her niece.

Mama Day sagely assesses that George "had his own place within him," and finds in him a quality from which she needs to draw ().

Miranda Day, known as Mama Day, is the elderly matriarch of Willow Springs, a small sea island off the southeast coast of the United States. Mama Day finds herself pitted in mortal combat with dark forces that threaten the body and soul of her beloved great-niece, Cocoa, who has gone "mainside" and married an urban : Gloria Naylor.

Mama Day is Nalyor’s third novel; an attempt to rework Shakespeare's Tempest in a never been done before way. The story focuses on the tragic love affair of Ophelia "Cocoa" Day and George Andrews.

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Mama Day. [Gloria Naylor] -- Mama Day uses her ancient knowledge of herbal medicine and pits herself in mortal combat with dark forces that threaten the body and soul of her niece, Cocoa. Mama Day has several points that are relevant to medicine, not the least of which is the remarkable partnership between Mama Day and the inland physician, who function as collaborators with a great deal of mutual respect.

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Everyone in the community knows about Mama Day "beyond the bridge" (on the mainland) and when she calls Dr. Smithfield, they. Mama Day Study Guide consists of approx. 33 pages of summaries and analysis on Mama Day by Gloria study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Author: Bookrags.

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Mama Day by Gloria Naylor and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Mama Day by Naylor, Gloria - AbeBooks Passion for books. Told from multiple perspectives, Mama Day is equal parts star-crossed love story, generational saga, and exploration of the supernatural.

Hailed as Gloria Naylor’s “richest and most complex” novel, it is the kind of book that stays /5(8).In her next three novels, Mama Day (), Bailey’s Café (), and The Men of Brewster of Place (), Naylor continued to present the ideas that compromise the 1 Be Book-Smarter.

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