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Writing from the Margins: Towards an Epistemology of Contemporary African Brazilian Fiction

DAVID BROOKSHAW

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the extent to which it is feasible to talk of a black Brazilian literary tradition that is somehow cohesive, conscious of itself and self-reflective. In looking at works by ... More


Route, Constellation, Faultline

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The chapter begins by considering aspects of the biography of the black British writer Caryl Phillips, whose work sets out key features in contemporary transnational fiction. Brought to England from ... More


Saturday Night at the S Street Salon: New Negro Women Playwrights

Treva B. Lindsey

in Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter introduces one of the most understudied communities of New Negro writers. Commencing in the 1920s, African American writer Georgia Douglas Johnson invited writers to her home on Saturday ... More


Eating Nat Turner

Vincent Woodard

in The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the black radical movement of the 1960s to further illuminate the myriad social, spiritual, political, and moral implications of white hunger for and consumption of the black ... More


Youthful Girls and Prematurely Knowing Girls: Antebellum Black Girlhood

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the first writings of black women about girlhood during the antebellum era, with particular emphasis on the trope of the self-reliant black girl in the face of adversity. After ... More


Introduction: Afromodernisms – Black Modernist Practice in Contemporary Context

Fionnghuala Sweeney

in Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to suggest the place of black experience and its expressive forms at the centre of modernism by exploring the productive crossroads ... More


In Search of Our Mama’s Porn: Genealogies of Black Women’s Sexual Guerrilla Tactics

L. H. Stallings

in Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter begins with a brief analysis of the sexual and racial politics of the Life Always antichoice billboard campaign. It argues that black women writers' participation in what might be ... More


Introduction: Spirit and Flesh: Black Female Aesthetics

Donna Aza Weir-Soley

in Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033778
eISBN:
9780813039008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033778.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

For the black female subject in the New World, the separation between the sexual and the spiritual had to be maintained within the framework of black women's historical subjugation, not just ... More


Conjure Queen: Zora Neale Hurston and Black Folk Culture

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides a comparative look at Zora Neale Hurston’s brief career as a trained anthropologist and her experiences with the Federal Writers’ Project as a member of Florida’s segregated ... More


1960, Lagos and Nairobi: ‘Things Fall Apart’ and ‘the Empire Writes Back’

Patrick William

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on black writers in Britain, first examining the different currents of radicalism, specifically hybridising and oppositional, and textual and political. It then studies the ... More


Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Joanne Veal Gabbin (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book offers short chapters by notable black women writers on pivotal moments that strongly influenced their careers. With chapters by such figures as novelist Paule Marshall, folklorist Daryl ... More


Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness

Stephanie Li

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/9780231169349.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines what post-blackness means for black literary writers by offering a reading of Toni Morrison’s Desdemona as an opportunity to invite creative and literary traditions into the ... More


The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

Babacar M'Baye

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732337
eISBN:
9781604733525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. This book explores relationships among ... More


Conclusion: Costumbrista Essays on Blacks: Nineteenth-Century Preconceived Notions of Civility

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Costumbristas sought to engage in multiple and diverse conversations illustrative of the complex issues of Cuban slavery at the peak of the sugarcane boom, including the impact of Black customs on ... More


The Politics of Early African American Literature

Gene Andrew Jarrett

in Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743386
eISBN:
9780814743874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743386.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at the debate between Thomas Jefferson and David Walker—an African American author—over whether New World African intellectual culture should be an entrance examination to the ... More


1993, Stockholm: A Prize for Toni Morrison

Abdulrazak Gurna

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the awarding of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature to Toni Morrison, bringing to light the struggle of black writers to be included in the norm for literature. The discussion ... More


Pan-Africanism in Olaudah Equiano’s: Interesting Narrative

Babacar M’Baye

in The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732337
eISBN:
9781604733525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732337.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the most celebrated autobiography of a black writer from the West—The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Written by Himself. Vincent Carretta depicts the ... More


Epilogue: The Changing Same? Next-Generation Black Girlhood

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book has documented a literary genealogy of the cultural attitudes toward black girls in the United States. By analyzing the images and tropes created by some nineteenth-century black writers to ... More


Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Fionnghuala Sweeney and Kate Marsh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The ten chapters in this book stretch and challenge current canonical configurations of modernism in two key ways: by considering the centrality of black artists, writers, and intellectuals as key ... More


The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Brian Dolinar (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A major document of African American participation in the struggles of the Great Depression, The Negro in Illinois was produced by a special division of the Illinois Writers' Project, one of ... More


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