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Routledge African Diaspora Literary and Cultural Studies


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Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing A 21st-Century Global Context

Feminism and Modernity in Anglophone African Women’s Writing: A 21st-Century Global Context

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dobrota Pucherová
July 29, 2022

This book re-reads the last 60 years of Anglophone African women’s writing from a transnational and trans-historical feminist perspective, rather than postcolonial, from which these texts have been traditionally interpreted. Such a comparative frame throws into relief patterns across time and space...

Gender and the Spatiality of Blackness in Contemporary AfroFrench Narratives

Gender and the Spatiality of Blackness in Contemporary AfroFrench Narratives

1st Edition

By Polo B. Moji
March 30, 2022

This book approaches the study of AfroEurope through narrative forms produced in contemporary France, a location which richly illustrates race in European spaces. The book adopts a transdiciplinary lens that combines critical black and urban geographies, intersectional feminism, and textual ...

Black Women’s Literature of the Americas Griots and Goddesses

Black Women’s Literature of the Americas: Griots and Goddesses

1st Edition

By Tonia Leigh Wind
November 26, 2021

Drawing on a range of historical and literary texts, this book examines how Black women under the yoke of slavery negotiated their sense of belonging and spirituality from a liminal position, stuck between a new life in the Americas, and their connections to their African ancestral roots and a ...

Transnational Africana Women’s Fictions

Transnational Africana Women’s Fictions

1st Edition

Edited By Cheryl Sterling
September 30, 2021

This book explores the works of women writers and filmmakers across the African and African Diaspora world, reflecting on how the transnational sphere can serve to highlight voices that were at the margins of gender and race hierarchies. The book demonstrates how in discourse and theory Africana ...

West African Women in the Diaspora Narratives of Other Spaces, Other Selves

West African Women in the Diaspora: Narratives of Other Spaces, Other Selves

1st Edition

By Rose A. Sackeyfio
September 09, 2021

This book examines fictional works by women authors who have left their homes in West Africa and now live as members of the diaspora. In recent years a compelling array of critically acclaimed fiction by women in the West African diaspora has shifted the direction of the African novel away from ...

Oral Forms of Nigerian Autobiography and Life Stories

Oral Forms of Nigerian Autobiography and Life Stories

1st Edition

By Adetayo Alabi
August 20, 2021

Oral Forms of Nigerian Autobiography and Life Stories discusses the oral life stories and poems that Africans, particularly the Yoruba people, have told about the self and community over hundreds of years. Disproving the Eurocentric argument that Africans didn’t produce stories about themselves, ...

Cultural Mobilities Between Africa and the Caribbean

Cultural Mobilities Between Africa and the Caribbean

1st Edition

Edited By Birgit Englert, Barbara Gföllner, Sigrid Thomsen
June 18, 2021

This book investigates the cultural connections between Africa and the Caribbean, using the lens of Mobility Studies to tease out the shared experiences between these highly diverse parts of the world. Despite their heterogeneity in terms of cultures, languages, and political and economic histories...

Literary Black Power in the Caribbean Fiction, Music and Film

Literary Black Power in the Caribbean: Fiction, Music and Film

1st Edition

By Rita Keresztesi
November 12, 2020

Literary Black Power in the Caribbean focuses on the Black Power movement in the anglophone Caribbean as represented and critically debated in literary texts, music and film. This volume is groundbreaking in its focus on the creative arts and artists in their evaluations of, and insights on, the ...

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