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Twenty-First Century Arab and African Diasporas in Spain, Portugal and Latin America

Edited By

Cristián H. Ricci

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ISBN 9781032424293
December 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume considers the Arabic and African Diasporas through the underexplored Afro-Hispanic, Luso-Africans, and Mahjari (South American and Mexican authors of Arab descent) experiences in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Utilizing both established and emerging approaches, the authors explore the ways in which individual writers and artists negotiate the geographical, cultural, and historical parameters of their own diasporic trajectories influenced by their particular locations at home and elsewhere. At the same time, this volume sheds light on issues related to Spain, Portugal, and Latin American racial, ethnic, and sexual boundaries; the appeal of images of the Middle East and Africa in the contemporary marketplace; and the role of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American economic crunches in shaping attitudes towards immigration. This collection of thought-provoking essays extends the concepts of diaspora and transnationalism, forcing the reader to reassess their present limitations as interpretive tools. In the process, Afro-Hispanic, Afro-Portuguese, and Mahjaris are rendered visible as national actors and transnational citizens.

Table of Contents



by Cristián H. Ricci



Integration, School, and the Children of North African Immigrants in Spain

by Daniela Flesler.

Finding and Recording the Invisible: The Porteadoras of the Spanish-Moroccan Border in Documentary Film

by Raquel Vega-Durán.

Saharaui Women Writers in Spain: Voices of Resistance in Mil y un poemas saharauis II [One Thousand and One Saharaui Poems II]

by Debra Faszer-McMahon.

Sex, Identity, and Narration in the Equatoguinean Diaspora

by Mahan L. Ellison.

Mothering, Mestizaje and the Future of Spain

by Anna Tybinko



Black Migration, Citizenship, and Racial Capital in Post-Imperial Portugal

by Daniel F. Silva

We are not your Negroes: Analyzing Mural Representations of Blackness in Lisbon Metropolitan Area

by Margarida Rendeiro

Reclaiming an Individual Space: the Angolan Diaspora in Portugal

by Sandra Sousa

Luso-Arabic poetry: reviewing the concept

by Catarina Nunes de Almeida

Portugal Against the Moors in the 21st Century: Invisible Diasporas and the "Mediatic Romanticism" of a Contemporary Opera

by Everton V. Machado.



Chilestinians and Journalism

by Heba El Attar

Writing South, Facing East: Arab Heritage Writing in Argentina

by Marcus Palmer.

Chronicling ‘the Death of the Arab’ in Colombian Literature

by Angela Haddad

The Otherness That Remains. The Past From The Future: Cuaderno de Chihuahua [Chihuahua Notebook] by Jeannette Lozano Clariond

by Rose Mary Salum

The idea of translation in Ancient Tillage, by Raduan Nassar

By Nazir Ahmed Can

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Cristián H. Ricci is a Professor of Iberian Studies and North African Studies at the University of California, Merced. His literary research interests and experience include the narrative of Spain, the literature of Morocco written in Western European languages (Castilian, Catalan, French, Dutch, English), and the literatures of Equatorial Guinea and Latin America from 1800 through the present. He is the author of El espacio urbano en la narrativa del Madrid de la Edad de Plata, 1900-1938 (CSIC, 2009), Literatura periférica en castellano y catalán: el caso marroquí (Biblioteca Clásica- U of Minnesota, 2010), ¡Hay moros en la costa! Literatura marroquí fronteriza en castellano y catalán (Iberoamericana, 2014), and New Voices of Muslim North African Migrants in Europe (Brill, 2019). He is the codirector of Transmodernity. Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World.