Transnational Black Dialogues

Re-Imagining Slavery in the Twenty-First Century

Markus Nehl focuses on black authors who, from a 21st-century perspective, revisit slavery in the U.S., Ghana, South Africa, Canada and Jamaica. Nehl's provocative readings of Toni Morrison's A Mercy, Saidiya Hartman's Lose Your Mother, Yvette Christiansë's Unconfessed, Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes and Marlon James' The Book of Night Women delineate how these texts engage in a fruitful dialogue with African diaspora theory about the complex relation between the local and transnational and the enduring effects of slavery. Reflecting on the ethics of narration, this study is particularly attentive to the risks of representing anti-black violence and to the intricacies involved in (re-)appropriating slavery's archive.

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2016-07-15, 212 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3666-6

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Author(s)
Markus Nehl
Book title
Transnational Black Dialogues Re-Imagining Slavery in the Twenty-First Century
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
212
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3666-6
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
HBTR JFC
BISAC-Code
POL045000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
NHTR JBCC
Release date
2016-07-15
Edition
1
Topics
Postkolonialismus, Amerika
Readership
(African) American Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, (African) Diaspora Studies, (Black) Feminist Studies, History
Keywords/Tags
Slavery, African Diaspora Studies, Neo-Slave Narratives, Race, Black Feminist Studies, U.S.A., Ghana, South Africa, Canada, Jamaica, Toni Morrison, Saidiya Hartman, Yvette Christiansë, Lawrence Hill, Marlon James, Anti-Black Violence, Postcolonialism, America, Cultural Studies, Memory Culture, American Studies

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