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Richard Wright and Transnationalism

New Dimensions to Modern American Expatriate Literature, 1st Edition

By Mamoun F. I. Alzoubi


178 pages

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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


Section One: Richard Wright’s Black Power: the Writer as a World Citizen

Chapter 1: Wright’s Harbingers of Transnational Thought

Chapter 2: Black Power: The Promised Land Revisited

Section Two: Constructing Community: Overarching Global View and Philanthropic Appeal in Wright’s The Color Curtain

Chapter 3: Wright’s Transnational Journey from Africa to Asia

Chapter 4: The Bandung Conference and the Third World

Chapter 5: The Color Curtain and Wright’s Theory of Constructing Transnationalism

Section Three: Reviving the Spanish Dream for Freedom: Civilizations Meeting in the Ghetto of Enlightenment

Chapter 6: Wright’s Odyssey from America to Africa, Asia, and Europe

Chapter 7: Wright’s Discourse on Spanish Culture, Society, Religion, and Politics

Chapter 8: Pagan Spain and Wright’s Transnational, Transracial, and Universal Worldview

About the Author

Mamoun Alzoubi is a Professor of English at Kent State University, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Historical Events