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Conscripts of Migration: Neoliberal Globalization, Nationalism, and the Literature of New African Diasporas

Christopher Ian Foster

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824219
eISBN:
9781496824264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824219.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Global migration is more pronounced than it has ever been while issues concerning immigration are constantly in the news. Yet answers as to why remain few and far between. Conscripts of Migration: ... More


Conscripts of Migration in the Era of Globalization

Christopher Ian Foster

in Conscripts of Migration: Neoliberal Globalization, Nationalism, and the Literature of New African Diasporas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824219
eISBN:
9781496824264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824219.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter lays out the high stakes of rethinking immigration in our twenty-first century of migration crises, resurgent racist nationalisms, and the continued destabilization of ... More


Immigration and the Phenomenology of Movement from Négritude to Shailja Patel’s Migritude

Christopher Ian Foster

in Conscripts of Migration: Neoliberal Globalization, Nationalism, and the Literature of New African Diasporas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824219
eISBN:
9781496824264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824219.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the concept of migritude and its literary genealogies that connect back to Négritude as a way to make the claim that this particular group of diasporic African authors not ... More


The “Condition D’immigrés” in Fatou Diome’s the Belly of the Atlantic and the Aesthetics of Migration in the Francophone African Literary Tradition

Christopher Ian Foster

in Conscripts of Migration: Neoliberal Globalization, Nationalism, and the Literature of New African Diasporas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824219
eISBN:
9781496824264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824219.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through an analysis of Fatou Diome’s 2010 novel The Belly of the Atlantic, this chapter rethinks Jacques Chevrier’s definition of migritude, which he describes as a recent cohort of African writers ... More


On the Imperial Origins of Immigration in Nadifa Mohamed’s Black Mamba Boy and Claude Mckay’s Banjo

Christopher Ian Foster

in Conscripts of Migration: Neoliberal Globalization, Nationalism, and the Literature of New African Diasporas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824219
eISBN:
9781496824264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824219.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter assesses the imperial origins of immigration. Chapter 6 studies Nadifa Mohamed’s 2010 novel Black Mamba Boy as a refashioning of Claude McKay’s novel Banjo. The chapter reads Mohamed’s ... More


Migritude—The Re-Mediated Work of Art and art’s Mediating Work

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The epilogue examines Kenyan writer Shailja Patel’s Migritude (2010) within the context of the global migrant crises of 2014-2016. It shows how this experimental work of art transforms the figure of ... More


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