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Richard Wright's Travel Writings : New Reflections.

Author: Virginia Whatley Smith
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2012.
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Attracted to remote lands by his interest in the postcolonial struggle, Richard Wright (1908-1960) became one of the few African Americans of his time to engage in travel writing. He went to emerging nations not as a sightseer but as a student of their cultures, learning the politics and the processes of social transformation. When Wright fled from the United States in 1946 to live as an expatriate in Paris, he was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Virginia Whatley.
Richard Wright's Travel Writings : New Reflections.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Whatley Smith
ISBN: 9781604737714 1604737719
OCLC Number: 784885918
Description: 1 online resource (415 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Essays on Black Power (1954); Richard Wright's Black Power; Gazing Through the Screen; "No Street Numbers in Accra"; Essays on The Color Curtain (1956); The Color Curtain; Richard Wright's Passage to Indonesia; Essays on Pagan Spain (1957); Richard Wright as Traveler/Ethnographer; Wright, Hemingway, and the Bullfight; The Good Women, Bad Women, Prostitutes and Slaves of Pagan Spain; Essay on French West Africa (c. 1959); "French West Africa"; Notes; Works Cited; Contributors; Index.

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Attracted to remote lands by his interest in the postcolonial struggle, Richard Wright (1908-1960) became one of the few African Americans of his time to engage in travel writing. He went to emerging nations not as a sightseer but as a student of their cultures, learning the politics and the processes of social transformation. When Wright fled from the United States in 1946 to live as an expatriate in Paris, he was exposed to intellectual thoughts and challenges that transcended his social and political education in America. Three events broadened his world view- his introduction to French exi.

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