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Difficult Diasporas The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

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ISBN-10: 0814770096

ISBN-13: 9780814770092

Edition: 2013

Authors: Samantha Pinto

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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 break with conventional literary structures. These understudied resources mix genres, as in the memoir/ethnography/travel narrative Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston, and eschew linear narratives, as illustrated in the book-length, non-narrative poem by M. Nourbese Philip, She…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 9/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 281
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Samantha Pinto is Assistant Professor of Feminist Literary and Cultural Studies in the English Department at Georgetown University.

Introduction: The Feminist Disorder of Diaspora
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
Coda: The Risks of Reading