Richard Wright and Transnationalism
New Dimensions to Modern American Expatriate Literature
Richard Wright and Transnationalism sees Dr. Mamoun Alzoubi argue that renowned American Author, Richard Wright, transformed the way that we approach comparative literature by beginning to look at matters of American racism and Civil Rights in transnational contexts, formed by the new nations surfacing from colonial rule. Richard Wright and Transnationalism demonstrates how Wright, beginning with his work in the 1950s, began to hypothesize the shared history of suffering that linked the experience of slavery, Jim Crow and racism in African American life with the impact of colonialism and neocolonialism on the large communities of Africa, Asia and Europe.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Richard White's Black Power: The Writer as a World Citizen 2. Constructing Community: Overarching Global View and Philanthropic Appeal in Wright's The Color Curtain 3. Reviving the Spanish Dream for Freedom: Civilizations Meeting in the Ghetto of Entitlement Conclusion
Mamoun Alzoubi is a Professor of English at Kent State University, USA.