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Black imagination and the Middle Passage

Author: Maria Diedrich; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Carl Pedersen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [1999] ©1999
Series: W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Series)
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This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of this collection establishes a broad topographical and temporal context for the Passage that extends from the interior of Africa across the Atlantic and to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Diedrich; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Carl Pedersen
ISBN: 0195126408 9780195126402 0195126416 9780195126419
OCLC Number: 39256938
Description: xvi, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "The Middle Passage blues" / James A. Emanuel --
The Middle Passage between history and fiction : introductory remarks / Maria Diedrich, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Carl Pedersen --
pt. I. "Voyage Through Death ..." : Patterns in the transatlantic slave trade, 1662-1867: new indications of African origins of slaves arriving in the Americas / David Eltis, David Richardson, Stephen D. Behrendt ; The slave ship dance / Geneviève Fabre ; The (de)construction of the "other" in The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano / Jesús Benito, Ana Manzanas ; Landings : Robert Hayden's and Kamau Brathwaite's poetic renderings of the Middle Passage in comparative perspective / Françoise Charras ; The poetics of abjection in Beloved / Claudine Raynaud ; Surviving through a pattern of timeless moments: a reading of Caryl Phillips's Crossing the River / Claude Julien --
pt. II. "... To Life Upon These Shores": Dislocation, violence, and the language of sentiment / Cynthia S. Hamilton ; The color of money : economic structures of race and gender under slavery / Eva Boesenberg ; Judicial nullification: the South Carolinian movement to reopen the African slave trade in the 1850s / Manisha Sinha ; Africa in South Carolina: Mamie Garvin Fields's Lemon Swamp and Other Places / Clara Juncker. "The persistence of tradition": the retelling of Sea Islands culture in works by Julie Dash, Gloria Naylor, and Paule Marshall / Lene Brøndum ; The African American concept of the fantastic as Middle Passage / Hélène Christol --
pt. III. "In Africa, There Are No Niggers": The enigma of the return / Fritz Gysin ; The hues and uses of Liberia / Marie Tyler-McGraw ; Voyage into the heart of Africa : Pauline Hopkins and Of One blood / Hanna Wallinger ; African Americans in Africa: Black missionaries and the "Congo atrocities," 1890-1910 / Katja Füllberg-Stolberg ; Sexual violence and the Black Atlantic: on Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy / M. Giulia Fabi ; Alice Walker, activist: Matron of FORWARD / Tobe Levin, Freifrau von Gleichen ; Passages to identity: re-membering the diaspora in Marshall, Phillips, and Cliff / Johanna X.K. Garvey ; Return passages: Maryse Condé brings Tituba back to Barbados / Robert H. McCormick, Jr. ; Mediterranean passage: the beginnings of an African Italian literature and the African American example / Alessandro Portelli ; "Transatlantic passages revisited, Tenerife" / Melba Joyce Boyd.
Series Title: W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Series)
Responsibility: edited by Maria Diedrich, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Carl Pedersen.
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