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Black Writers Abroad

A Study of Black American Writers in Europe and Africa, 1st Edition

By Robert Coles


184 pages

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Originally published in 1999 Black Writers Abroad puts forward the theory that African American literature was born, partially within the context of a people and its writers who lived, for the most part, in slavery and bondage prior to the Civil War. It is an in-depth study of black American writers who, left the United States as expatriates. The book discusses the people that left, where they went, why they left and why they did or did not return, from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century. It seeks to explain the impact exile had upon these authors’ literary work and careers, as well as upon African American literary history.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Escape From Slavery

3. Black Abolitionists in Great Britain

4. Emigration

5. Expatriates and the New Negro

6. The French Scene

7. Black American Writers in Ghana During the Nkrumah Era

8. Conclusion



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1995 and 1999, is a collection of works by leading academics on African American Literature. The set provides a rigorous examination of the effect of music in the culture of African American society, and how it has impacted the literature of African American writers, it also looks at the presentation of black women in the writings of both black and white writers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. Finally the book looks at the experience of black writers living abroad. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of literature, history and specifically black American history.

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