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For the black women writers, the body becomes a potent medium for addressing the misrepresentations of the black women in history. It gives them a scope to present the marginalized truths about them and to reappropriate them as subjects. Gayl Jones' writing is also grounded in the black women's experiences. By giving her characters control over their bodies, she gives them a voice to articulate their truths. This article examines the ways in which the black women characters in Jones confrontdoi:10.21659/rupkatha.v9n2.21 fatcat:rqopz4r77je5bgex7gfwyi2tfm