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The Long Road Home

Erin Aubry Kaplan

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter critiques the rhetoric of post-blackness as being universalizing, reducing institutional and structural realities facing African Americans into an abstract concept that streamlines black ... More


Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas

Heather D. Russell

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter asks what counts as “black experience” by focusing on Touré’s claim that Caribbean people of African descent lack cultural understanding about and interest in the black experience in ... More


Walter Mosley, Socratic Method, and the Black Atlantic

Keith Hughes

in Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730883
eISBN:
9781604733358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730883.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter draws on Paul Gilroy’s notion of the “black Atlantic” as a means of examining the cultural hybridity of the Socrates Fortlow series, arguing that Walter Mosley’s “narratives tap into a ... More


Cotton Pickin’ Authority

Trudier Harris

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses how black southerners managed to claim authenticity in a society that devalued their very work as human beings. Since they had little opportunity to acquire it through the ... More


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