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Poverty & Porches: Controversial Mississippi

Thadious M. Davis

in Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835210
eISBN:
9781469602554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869321_davis.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is divided into two parts. It revisits the social conditions that affected the lives and shaped the public sphere of many black Mississippians. It cites the works of Mira Nair, such as ... More


Coda: Entangled Lives

Gaurav Desai

in Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164542
eISBN:
9780231535595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164542.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter first considers the enigmatic position of the Asian in much of twentieth-century Africa. At once suspected of economic misdeeds, but also often admired for his business acumen, the ... More


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