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Title:Africa and the Black Atlantic
Editor:Goyal, YogitaISNI
Periodical:Research in African Literatures (ISSN 0034-5210)
City of publisher:Bloomington, IN
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Geographic term:Africa
African identity
About persons:Flora Nwapa (1931-1993)ISNI
Paulina Chiziane (1955-)ISNI
Idris 'AliISNI
Abderrahmane Sissako (1961-)ISNI
Mongane Wally Serote (1944-)ISNI
Helen Oyeyemi (1984-)ISNI
Chris Abani (1966-)ISNI
External links:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/research_in_african_literatures/toc/ral.45.3.html
Abstract:It has been two decades since the publication of Paul Gilroy's path-breaking book, 'The Black Atlantic', which identified a hybrid counterculture to modernity in the real and metaphoric journeys of African-descended peoples across the Atlantic. The goal of this special issue is to assess where we are today in the field of reading 'Africa in the black Atlantic'. It serves both as an acknowledgement of the transformative impact of the Atlantic paradigm and as an invitation to explore new directions in diaspora studies, connecting Nigeria to the US and the UK, Egypt to Sudan, Goa to Angola, and Angola to Cuba and the Estern bloc. Contributions: Introduction (Yogita Goyal); Provincializing slavery: Atlantic economies in Flora Nwapa's 'Efuru' (Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi); The other black ocean: Indo-Portuguese slavery and Africanness elsewhere in Margaret Mascarenhas's 'Skin' (R. Bendeito Ferrão); African atrocity, American humanity: slavery and its transnational afterlives (Yogita Goyal); Home, or the limits of the Black Atlantic (Melissa Schindler, on two women authors - Afro-Brazilian Conceição Evaristo and Mozambican Paulina Chiziane); On the margins of the Black Atlantic: Angola, the Eastern bloc, and the Cold War (Monica Popescu, on Abderrahmane Sissako's film 'Rostov-Luanda' and Mongane Wally Serote's novel 'Scatter the ashes and go'); Affect and diaspora: unfashionable hope in Melvin B. Tolson's 'Libretto for the Republic of Liberia' (Timothy DeJong); 'I knew that Spain once belonged to the Moors': Langston Hughes, race, and the Spanish civil war (Isabel Soto); Egypt, Arab nationalism, and Nubian diasporic identity in Idris Ali's 'Dongola: a novel of Nubia' (Fatin Abbas); Migrant forms: 'African Parade''s new literary geographies (Stephanie Bosch Santana, comparison between two popular literary magazines, South Africa's 'Drum' and 'African Parade' from the Central African Republic); Reading the diasporic 'Abiku' in Helen Oyeyemi's 'The Icarus girl' (Christopher Ouma); and Leaving Lagos: intertextuality and images in Chris Abani's 'Graceland' (Lauren Mason). A deep humanness, a deep grace: intervie with Chris Abani (Yogita Goyal); Afterword: Outside the Black Atlantic (Simon Gikandi). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]