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Africa to America to Paris : the migration of black writers

Author: Jacques GoldsteinBlaise N'DjehoyaDwayne ThomasTony ClarkLester SullivanAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and then discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. after the Harlem Renaissance. This program primarily traces the lives of James Baldwin, Richard Wright  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes; James Baldwin; Richard Wright; Chester B Himes; James Baldwin; Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes; Chester B Himes; Richard Wright
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Goldstein; Blaise N'Djehoya; Dwayne Thomas; Tony Clark; Lester Sullivan; David Adams Leeming; James Campbell; Herbert Gentry; Manthia Diawara; Aime Cesaire; Michel Fabre; Gordon Parks; Melvin Van Peebles; Lesley Himes; Rodolphe Lucien Desdunes; James Baldwin; Richard Wright; Chester B Himes; Absynthe Programmes.; La Huit Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 40123461
Language Note: In English and French with English subtitles.
Credits: Camera, Jacques Goldstein ; editor, Loic Jasparl.
Performer(s): Commentary: Lester Sullivan, David Leeming, James Campbell, Herbert Gentry, Manthia Diawara, Aime Cesaire, Michel Fabre, Gordon Parks, Melvin Van Peebles, Lesley Himes.
Narrators: Dwayne Thomas, Tony Clark.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Migration of black writers
Responsibility: [presented by] Absynthe Programme, La Huit Production ; a film by Jacques Goldstein and Blaise N'Djehoya.

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Traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and then discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. after the Harlem Renaissance. This program primarily traces the lives of James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Chester Himes who immigrated to Paris seeking greater intellectual freedom. Includes remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works.

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