Black Nationalism in the New World: Reading the African-American and West Indian Experience - Latin America Otherwise (Hardback)Robert Carr (author)
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Black Nationalism in the New World combines geography, political economy, and subaltern studies in readings of noncanonical literary works, which in turn illuminate debates over African-American and West Indian culture, identity, and politics. In addition to Martin Delany's Blake, or the Huts of America, Carr focuses on Pauline Hopkins's Contending Forces; Crown Jewel, R. A. C. de Boissiere's novel of the Trinidadian revolt against British rule; Wilson Harris's Guyana Quartet; the writings of the Oakland Black Panthers-particularly Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver; the gay novella Just Being Guys Together; and Lionheart Gal, a collection of patois testimonials assembled by Sistren, a radical Jamaican women's theater group active in the '80s.
With its comparative approach, broad historical sweep, and use of texts not well known in the United States, Black Nationalism in the New World extends the work of such theorists as Homi Bhabha, Paul Gilroy, and Nell Irwin Painter. It will be necessary reading for those interested in African American studies, Caribbean studies, cultural studies, women's studies, and American studies.
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 712 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 31 mm
"This book is really smart, interesting, and useful-in short, an incredible addition to scholarship in the areas it addresses. It is an outstanding work."-Wahneema Lubiano, Duke University