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The cultural memory of Africa in African American and Black British fiction 1970-2000 : specters of the shore

Author: Leila Kamali
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural heritage and conflict.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a new approach to reading the cultural memory of Africa in African American fiction from the post-Civil Rights era and in Black British fiction emerging in the wake of Thatcherism. The critical period between the decline of the Civil Rights Movement and the dawn of the twenty-first century saw a deep contrast in the distinctive narrative approaches displayed by diverse African diaspora literatures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Kamali
ISBN: 9781137584854 1137584858
OCLC Number: 957140434
Description: ix, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: "Drumbeats from the aeons" : Ishmael Reed's Mumbo jumbo --
"Solomon's leap" : Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon --
"Worse than unwelcome" : Alice Walker's The color purple --
"Something about the silence" : John Edgar Wideman's Philadelphia fire --
"Words without sound" : Caryl Phillip's Crossing the river --
"Circular talk" : S.I. Martin's Incomparable world --
"Awakening to the singing" : Bernardine Evaristo's Lara --
"I can change memory" : David Dabydeen's A harlot's progress.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural heritage and conflict.
Responsibility: Leila Kamali.

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This book offers a new approach to reading the cultural memory of Africa in African American fiction from the post-Civil Rights era and in Black British fiction emerging in the wake of Thatcherism.  Read more...

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