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An Autobiography of Her Own—Matalon's The Sound of Our Steps

An Autobiography of Her Own—Matalon's The Sound of Our Steps Tammy Frade Galon and adia mendelson maoz An Autobiography of Her Own— Matalon’s e S Th ound of Our Steps In her essay “Writing Autobiography,” hooks, an Afric Amer an- ican author, femi- nist, and social activist, describes her struggle to write her autobiography. hooks prevented her childhood memories from fading into oblivion through a writing process that is not always linear or realistic. Through writing about the past, memo- ries are reinvented, and reflect the narrator’s consciousness and state of mind at a given moment in the past but with a contemporary awareness of their social and cultural impact. She writes: The longing to tell one’s story and the process of telling is symbolically a gesture of longing to recover the past in such a way that one experiences both a sense of reunion and a sense of release. It was the longing for release that compelled the writing but concurrently it was the joy of reunion that enabled me to see that the act of writing one’s autobiography is a way to find again that aspect of self and experience that may no longer be an actual part of one’s life but is a living memory shaping http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

An Autobiography of Her Own—Matalon's The Sound of Our Steps

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Abstract

Tammy Frade Galon and adia mendelson maoz An Autobiography of Her Own— Matalon’s e S Th ound of Our Steps In her essay “Writing Autobiography,” hooks, an Afric Amer an- ican author, femi- nist, and social activist, describes her struggle to write her autobiography. hooks prevented her childhood memories from fading into oblivion through a writing process that is not always linear or realistic. Through writing about the past, memo- ries are reinvented, and reflect the narrator’s consciousness and state of mind at a given moment in the past but with a contemporary awareness of their social and cultural impact. She writes: The longing to tell one’s story and the process of telling is symbolically a gesture of longing to recover the past in such a way that one experiences both a sense of reunion and a sense of release. It was the longing for release that compelled the writing but concurrently it was the joy of reunion that enabled me to see that the act of writing one’s autobiography is a way to find again that aspect of self and experience that may no longer be an actual part of one’s life but is a living memory shaping

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 15, 2019

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