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Conclusion

The Emperor Wears No Clothes
  • Cassie Premo Steele

Abstract

While indeed this book has demonstrated how the poetry of Sexton, Lorde, and Anzaldúa teaches us to witness and heal from America’s traumatic histories, it has also shown that we, as a nation, are often not who we think we are. As Dori Laub so wisely observed, it is often the next generation who has the courage—or the audacity—to cry out that the emperor has no clothes. I have found this to be true—for myself, young enough to have had any one of these writers as my mother—and for my students, who could be my daughters.

Keywords

Childhood Sexual Abuse Specific History Faith Healing Happy Ending African American Neighbor 
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© Cassie Premo Steele 2000

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