Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America by Henry Glassie (review)

Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America by Henry Glassie... Book Reviews Turner outlines the remaining three chapters as explorations of this theme, which "document the myriad ways in which quilt quarrels have come to echo cultural struggles" (p. 134). Another short chapter, "Lift as You Fly," describes the life and career of Faith Ringgold as an example of someone who has achieved recognition and success, but who nonetheless faces obstacles in being accepted as an artist, not simply an African American female fabric artist. The two longer chapters that complete the book further develop this theme in addressing specific examples of the high-profile public presentation of African American quilts. In "Legendary Quilts," Turner addresses the very popular and highly controversial topic of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code. She begins by documenting the use of this motif in children's stories pre-dating the appearance of Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard's Hidden in Plain View (Doubleday, 1999), and by reviewing "the professional and personal identities of those who have staked out a position on this topic" (p. 150). Turner then steps back to look at the larger issues: "`Was there really a quilt code?' is an interesting question, but it is not the one I find most compelling. Instead I'm http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America by Henry Glassie (review)

Journal of American Folklore, Volume 126 (499)

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Book Reviews Turner outlines the remaining three chapters as explorations of this theme, which "document the myriad ways in which quilt quarrels have come to echo cultural struggles" (p. 134). Another short chapter, "Lift as You Fly," describes the life and career of Faith Ringgold as an example of someone who has achieved recognition and success, but who nonetheless faces obstacles in being accepted as an artist, not simply an African American female fabric artist. The two longer chapters that complete the book further develop this theme in addressing specific examples of the high-profile public presentation of African American quilts. In "Legendary Quilts," Turner addresses the very popular and highly controversial topic of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code. She begins by documenting the use of this motif in children's stories pre-dating the appearance of Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard's Hidden in Plain View (Doubleday, 1999), and by reviewing "the professional and personal identities of those who have staked out a position on this topic" (p. 150). Turner then steps back to look at the larger issues: "`Was there really a quilt code?' is an interesting question, but it is not the one I find most compelling. Instead I'm

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