Kitchen, Nation, Diaspora: Ntozake Shange's African American Foodways

Thorsson, Courtney. Kitchen, Nation, Diaspora: Ntozake Shange's African American Foodways. Foodscapes: Food, Space, and Place in a Global Society. Peter Lang. 2018. 199-222.

This chapter argues that Ntozake Shange's formally experimental 1998 cookbook, If I Can Cook / You Know God Can uses foodways—ways of preparing food and routes that foodstuffs travel—to theorize and prescribe practices of diaspora for Black people in the United States.

Fields of Focus: African American Literary Studies