Precarious passages : the diasporic imagination in contemporary Black Anglophone fiction (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Precarious passages : the diasporic imagination in contemporary Black Anglophone fiction

Author: Tuire Valkeakari
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing from Caribbean, U.S., Canadian, and British novels, Tuire Valkeakari examines how fiction written in English contributes to and comments upon the continuing transnational constructions of black diasporic identity. Valkeakari argues for the critical role that secular culture in general and fiction in particular play in creating symbolic connections to sustain the idea of a black diasporic community.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lawrence Hill; Toni Morrison; Caryl Phillips
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tuire Valkeakari
ISBN: 9780813062471 0813062470
OCLC Number: 963797916
Description: x, 332 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : passages to (be)longing --
An African American journey to Black diasporic consciousness : Charles Johnson's Middle passage --
Early Black Atlantic crossing : Lawrence Hill's The book of Negroes --
War, trauma, displacement, diaspora : Toni Morrison's and Caryl Phillips's African American soldiers --
Journeys to the heart of empire after World War II : George Lamming's, Caryl Phillips's, and Andrea Levy's Caribbean migrants --
Roots, routes, and returns : Caryl Phillips's, Cecil Foster's, and Edwidge Danticat's Caribbean returnees --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Tuire Valkeakari.

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Analyses the writing of Toni Morrison, Caryl Phillips, Lawrence Hill, and other contemporary novelists of African descent. Tuire Valkeakari shows how their novels connect with each other and with  Read more...

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"Makes a compelling case for a rethinking of narrative moments including slavery, the Middle Passage, and colonization that have defined the fiction produced in a trans-Atlantic geography. A Read more...

 
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