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In the wake. On blackness and being.

Author: Christina Elizabeth Sharpe
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press 2017.
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In this original and trenchant work, Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake." Activating multiple registers of "wake"-the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness-Sharpe illustrates how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and she  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Elizabeth Sharpe
ISBN: 9780822362838 082236283X
OCLC Number: 967861438
Description: 184 p.
Contents: 1. The Wake 1 2. The Ship 25 3. The Hold 68 4. The Weather 102 Notes 135 References 153 Index 163
Responsibility: Christina Elizabeth Sharpe.

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Using the multiple meanings of "wake" to illustrate the ways Black lives are determined by slavery's afterlives, Christina Sharpe weaves personal experiences with readings of literary and artistic  Read more...

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"The present is saturated with grief about black lives in the wake of violence, being awake to the deaths and erasures can potentially create a future that can expand on being in the wake for more Read more...

 
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