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Black Odysseys : the Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora Since 1939

Author: Justine McConnell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ Press, 2013
Series: Classical presences
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black Odysseys explores creative works by artists of ultimately African descent, which respond to the Homeric Odyssey. Considering what the ancient Greek epic has signified for those struggling to emerge from the shadow of Western imperialism, and how it has inspired anti-colonial poets, novelists, playwrights, and directors, McConnell examines twentieth- and twenty-first century works from Africa and the African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justine McConnell
ISBN: 9780199605002 0199605009
OCLC Number: 859133244
Description: 312 s. ;
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; INTRODUCTION: THE ODYSSEYS OF POSTCOLONIALISM; CODA: NEW DIRECTIONS: JATINDER VERMA AND TARA ARTS; CONCLUSION: REWRITING ODYSSEYS; APPENDIX: INTERVIEW WITH JATINDER VERMA; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Series Title: Classical presences

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This book explores works from Africa and the African diaspora which respond to the Homeric Odyssey. As a founding text of the Western canon, and as a homecoming trope and quest for identity, the  Read more...

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a scholarly work that should lead readers interested in Homer and ancient Greece into a wider, politically charged world * Sean Sheehan, Dublin Review of Books * This volume encourages readers to Read more...

 
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