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Scars of conquest/masks of resistance : the invention of cultural identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean drama

Author: Tejumola Olaniyan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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This original work redefines and broadens our understanding of the drama of the English-speaking African diaspora. Looking closely at the work of Amiri Baraka, Nobel prize-winners Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott, and Ntozake Shange, the author contends that the refashioning of the collective cultural self in black drama originates from the complex intersection of three discourses: Eurocentric, Afrocentric, and  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Olaniyan, Tejumola.
Scars of conquest/masks of resistance.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(DLC) 94033238
Named Person: Amiri Baraka; Ntozake Shange; Derek Walcott; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott; Wole Soyinka; Amiri Baraka; Ntozake Shange; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tejumola Olaniyan
ISBN: 1423735722 9781423735724 1602560277 9781602560277 9780195357509 0195357507 9780195094053 0195094050 9780195094060 0195094069 1280449861 9781280449864
OCLC Number: 191934744
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages)
Contents: Introduction; I: Contingent "Origins"; 1. Agones: The Constitution of a Practice; 2. Difference, Differently; II: Inventing Cultural Identities; 3. Wole Soyinka: "Race Retrieval" and Cultural Self-Apprehension; 4. LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka: The Motion of History; 5. Derek Walcott: Islands of History at a Rendezvous with a Muse; 6. Ntozake Shange: The Vengeance of Difference, or The Gender of Black Cultural Identity; 7. Subjectivities and Institutions; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; W; X; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Tejumola Olaniyan.
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Examining in detail the dramas of Baraka, Soyinka, Walcott and Shange, this study describes how these black writers are preoccupied with the invention of a postimperial cultural identity. It charts  Read more...

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