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ERIC Number: EJ1165316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Restored Roots: "Muntu" as a Healing Agent in "Pelo bueno, Pelo malo" by Carmen Montañez
Edison, Thomas Wayne
Hispania, v100 n4 p624-635 Dec 2017
Carmen Montañez's novel "Pelo bueno, pelo malo" acknowledges the struggle that some Caribbean individuals face in accepting their blackness. The novel integrates the union of ancestors with the living, thus reflecting the Bantu concept known as "Muntu". This Puerto Rican novel presents a deep social problem of internalized self-hatred and uses an African spiritual concept to heal the protagonist in her struggle to accept the complexity of her identity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico
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