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Difficult diasporas : the transnational feminist aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Author: Samantha Pinto
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
Series: American Literature Initiative.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comparative study of contemporary Black Atlantic women writers, Samantha Pinto demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics in defining the relationship between race, gender, and location. Thinking beyond national identity to include African, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Black British literature, Difficult Diasporas brings together an innovative archive of twentieth-century texts marked by their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pinto, Samantha.
Difficult diasporas.
New York : New York University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013005250
(OCoLC)830992443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samantha Pinto
ISBN: 9780814789360 0814789366
OCLC Number: 854585561
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The world and the "jar"? : Jackie Kay and the feminist locations of the African diaspora --
It's lonely at the bottom : Elizabeth Alexander, Deborah Richards, and the cosmopolitan poetics of the Black body --
The drama of dislocation : staging diaspora history in the work of Adrienne Kennedy and Ama Ata Aidoo --
Asymmetrical possessions : Zora Neale Hurston, Erna Brodber, and the gendered fictions of Black modernity --
Intimate migrations : narrating "third world women" in the short fiction of Bessie Head, Zo Wicomb, and Pauline Melville --
Impossible objects : M. Nourbese Philip, Harryette Mullen, and the diaspora feminist aesthetics of accumulation.
Series Title: American Literature Initiative.
Responsibility: Samantha Pinto.

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Brings together an innovative archive of twentieth-century texts marked by their break with conventional literary structures.  Read more...

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"There are lessons to be learned from this study."-The Journal of African American History "In Difficult Diasporas, Pinto shows how we might approach some of these texts as readers and literary Read more...

 
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