Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers

Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers
Author: Jean Wyatt,Sheldon George
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN: 0429581351
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers Book Excerpt:

Contemporary African American and Black British Women Writers: Narrative, Race, Ethics brings together British and American scholars to explore how, in texts by contemporary black women writers in the U. S. and Britain, formal narrative techniques express new understandings of race or stimulate ethical thinking about race in a reader. Taken together, the essays also demonstrate that black women writers from both sides of the Atlantic borrow formal structures and literary techniques from one another to describe the workings of structural racism in the daily lives of black subjects and to provoke readers to think anew about race. Narratology has only recently begun to use race as a category of narrative theory. This collection seeks both to show the ethical effects of narrative form on individual readers and to foster reconceptualizations of narrative theory that account for the workings of race within literature and culture.

The Black Family and Society

The Black Family and Society
Author: Mark Hulliung
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 1351305220
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Family and Society Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on the black family in the United States and the social forces and issues that affect it, including education, healthcare, racism, poverty, and politics. It examines the effects of these social forces on individuals as well as families. Contributions are varied. "A Biscuit for a Letter" examines education in the antebellum South. "Black Intellectuals on Trial" and "Africans' Perspectives on Race in the US" both analyse the role of race and racism in America. "Feminization of Poverty and the Black Family" illustrates the double burden of race and gender borne by black women. "It's Gotta Be Some Drama!" analyses the televised depiction of black colleges and universities. "African-centred Research Frameworks" studies the importance of cultural awareness in academia. "Work to Be Done" recounts the activism of black women in the Democratic Party. This volume offers an interdisciplinary approach to study of the black family in the United States, taking into account the forces of the larger society that influence it. The Black Family and Society is the most recent volume in Transaction's Africana Studies series.

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Author: Ernest N. Emenyonu,Ernest Emenyo̲nu
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1847011624
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Excerpt:

Frontcover -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Narrating the Past: Orality, History & the Production of Knowledge in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- 2. Deconstructing Binary Oppositions of Gender in Purple Hibiscus: A Review of Religious/Traditional Superiority & Silence -- 3. Adichie & the West African Voice: Women & Power in Purple Hibiscus -- 4. Reconstructing Motherhood: A Mutative Reality in Purple Hibiscus -- 5. Ritualized Abuse in Purple Hibiscus -- 6. Dining Room & Kitchen: Food-Related Spaces & their Interfaces with the Female Body in Purple Hibiscus -- 7. The Paradox of Vulnerability: The Child Voice in Purple Hibiscus -- 8. 'Fragile Negotiations': Olanna's Melancholia in Half of a Yellow Sun -- 9. The Biafran War & the Evolution of Domestic Space in Half of a Yellow Sun -- 10. Corruption in Post-Independence Politics: Half of a Yellow Sun as a Reflection of A Man of the People -- 11. Contrasting Gender Roles in Male-Crafted Fiction with Half of a Yellow Sun -- 12. 'A Kind of Paradise': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Claim to Agency, Responsibility & Writing -- 13. Dislocation, Cultural Memory & Transcultural Identity in Select Stories from The Thing Around Your Neck -- 14. 'Reverse Appropriations' & Transplantation in Americanah -- 15. Revisiting Double Consciousness & Relocating the Self in Americanah -- 16. Adichie's Americanah: A Migrant Bildungsroman -- 17. 'Hairitage' Matters: Transitioning & the Third Wave Hair Movement in 'Hair', 'Imitation' & Americanah -- Appendix: The Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Index

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Author: Daria Tunca
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-08-17
ISBN: 149682928X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Excerpt:

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) is undoubtedly one of the most widely acclaimed African writers of the twenty-first century. Best known for her insightful fiction, viral TED talks, and essays on feminism, she is also a notoriously outspoken intellectual. As she puts it in an interview with Lia Grainger, in her characteristically straightforward style: “I have things to say and I’ll say them.” Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the first collection of interviews with the writer. Covering fifteen years of conversations, the interviews start with the publication of Adichie’s first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), and end in late 2018, by which time Adichie had become one of the most prominent figures on the international literary scene. As both scholars and passionate readers of the author’s work are bound to find out, the opinions shared by Adichie in interviews over the years coalesce into a fascinating portrait that presents both abiding features and gradual transformations. Reflecting the political and emotional scope of Adichie’s work, the conversations contained in this volume cover a wide range of topics, including colonialism, race, immigration, and feminism. Collectively, these interviews testify both to the author’s ardent wish to strive for a more just and equal world, and to her deep interest in exploring our common humanity. As Adichie says in her 2009 interview with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro: “When people call me a novelist, I say, well, yes. I really think of myself as a storyteller.” This book invites Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to tell her own literary story.

GLOBALISATION AND TRANSITIONAL IDEOLOGIES

GLOBALISATION AND TRANSITIONAL IDEOLOGIES
Author: Ernest L. VEYU,Stephen A. MFORTEH
Publsiher: Ken Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GLOBALISATION AND TRANSITIONAL IDEOLOGIES Book Excerpt:

The papers in this volume define the departure from the margin to the centre, assess emerging literatures and shifting language concerns, dismantle the hegemony of colonial English, propose alternatives to the ‘imperialism’ that underlies globalisation, and question hegemonic assumptions in language and literature.

New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Contemporary Black Women Writers

New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Contemporary Black Women Writers
Author: LaToya Jefferson-James
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2022-03-03
ISBN: 1793606714
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Contemporary Black Women Writers Book Excerpt:

New Criticism and Pedagogical Directions for Contemporary Black Women Writers spans the contemporary era into the AfroFuture. It begins with Ann Petry, who has been forcibly mashed into masculinized critical paradigms, and ends by introducing audiences to Black speculative and Science Fiction writers.

Making Black History

Making Black History
Author: Dominique Haensell
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-10-04
ISBN: 3110722143
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Black History Book Excerpt:

The Anglia Book Series (ANGB) offers a selection of high quality work on all areas and aspects of English philology. It publishes book-length studies and essay collections on English language and linguistics, on English and American literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, on the new English literatures, as well as on general and comparative literary studies, including aspects of cultural and literary theory.

Holding the World Together

Holding the World Together
Author: Nwando Achebe,Claire Robertson
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN: 029932110X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holding the World Together Book Excerpt:

Featuring contributions from some of the most accomplished scholars on the topic, Holding the World Together explores the rich and varied ways in which women have wielded power across the African continent, from the precolonial period to the present. Suitable for classroom use, this comprehensive volume considers such topics as the representation of African women, their role in national liberation movements, their experiences of religious fundamentalism (both Christian and Muslim), their incorporation into the world economy, changing family and marriage systems, impacts of the world economy on their lives and livelihoods, and the unique challenges they face in the areas of health and disease. Contributors: Nwando Achebe, Ousseina Alidou, Signe Arnfred, Andrea L. Arrington-Sirois, Henryatta Ballah, Teresa Barnes, Josephine Beoku-Betts, Emily Burril, Abena P. A. Busia, Gracia Clark, Alicia Decker, Karen Flint, December Green, Cajetan Iheka, Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Elizabeth M. Perego, Claire Robertson, Kathleen Sheldon, Aili Mari Tripp, Cassandra Veney

Translation and Circulation of Migration Literature

Translation and Circulation of Migration Literature
Author: Stephanie Schwerter ,Katrina Brannon
Publsiher: Frank & Timme GmbH
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2022-07-22
ISBN: 3732908240
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translation and Circulation of Migration Literature Book Excerpt:

In the field of Translation Studies no book-length work in English has yet been dedicated to the translation and circulation of migration literature. The authors of this volume seek to contribute to filling this gap through a detailed study of texts belonging to a variety of literary genres and engaging with the phenomenon of migration in different parts of the world. Not only will the challenges met by translators be discussed, but the different ways in which the translated texts travel from one cultural sphere to another will also be explored. The focus lies on the themes “migration and politics”, “migration and society”, as well as “the experience of migration in words, music and images”.

AQA English Language and Literature A Level and AS

AQA English Language and Literature  A Level and AS
Author: Ruth Doyle,Angela Goddard,Raj Rana,Mario Saraceni
Publsiher: Oxford University Press - Children
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN: 0198374585
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AQA English Language and Literature A Level and AS Book Excerpt:

This book prepares students and teachers for the requirements of the 2015 AQA A Level English Language and Literature specification. Structured and written to develop the skills on which students will be assessed in the exams and coursework, students of all abilities, through the source texts, book features and approach, will be able to make clear progress. The book offers students the opportunity to build on skills acquired at GCSE, extending them into their A Level course, ensuring that they are fully prepared for the assessment requirements of the qualifications and that students become successful, independent all-round learners. Building on years of development work on earlier editions, this brand new book includes the latest thinking and research, thus maintaining relevance and instilling confidence. Whether students are taking AS or A Level AQA English Language and Literature, this resource offers guidance and activities to help all students achieve their potential.

Translocality in Contemporary City Novels

Translocality in Contemporary City Novels
Author: Lena Mattheis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 3030666875
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translocality in Contemporary City Novels Book Excerpt:

Translocality in Contemporary City Novels responds to the fact that twenty-first-century Anglophone novels are increasingly characterised by translocality—the layering and blending of two or more distant settings. Considering translocal and transcultural writing as a global phenomenon, this book draws on multidisciplinary research, from globalisation theory to the study of narratives to urban studies, to explore a corpus of thirty-two novels—by authors such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dionne Brand, Kiran Desai, and Xiaolu Guo—set in a total of ninety-seven cities. Lena Mattheis examines six of the most common strategies used in contemporary urban fiction to make translocal experiences of the world narratable and turn them into relatable stories: simultaneity, palimpsests, mapping, scaling, non-places, and haunting. Combining and developing further theories, approaches, and techniques from a variety of research fields—including narratology, human geography, transculturality, diaspora spaces, and postcolonial perspectives—Mattheis develops a set of cross-disciplinary techniques in literary urban studies.

Transnational Africana Women s Fictions

Transnational Africana Women   s Fictions
Author: Cheryl Sterling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1000461041
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Africana Women s Fictions Book Excerpt:

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 women are the centers of their own knowledge production and agency, as the artists and their characters point the way forward. Their multi-perspectivism leads to avenues of selective mutuality and influence to generate transformative creative work, scholarship, and practices. Writers included are Sylvia Wynter, Edwidge Danticat, Amanda Smith, Werewere Liking, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Sefi Atta, NoViolet Bulawayo, Nnedi Okorafor, Mariama Bâ, Ama Ata Aidoo, Igiaba Scego, Léonara Miano, Gisèle Hountondji, Monique Ilboudo, and Maryse Condé, as well as filmmaker Kemi Adetiba. Over the course of the book, the contributors critically explore and update the canon on women in the African and African Diaspora literary sphere, highlighting their contributions to theoretical debates and providing substantive nuance to diasporic subjectivity. This book will be of interest to scholars of African and Africana Studies, comparative literature, and women and gender studies.

Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom

Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom
Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030941663
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom Book Excerpt:

West African Women in the Diaspora

West African Women in the Diaspora
Author: Rose A. Sackeyfio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN: 1000474488
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West African Women in the Diaspora Book Excerpt:

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 post-colonial themes of nationhood, decolonization and cultural authenticity, and towards explorations of the fluid and shifting constructions of identity in transnational spaces. Drawing on works by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Buchi Emecheta, Ama Ata Aidoo, Sefi Atta, Chika Unigwe and Taiye Selasie, this book interrogates the ways in which African diaspora women’s fiction portrays the realities of otherness, hybridity and marginalized existence of female subjects beyond Africa’s borders. Overall, the book demonstrates that life in the diaspora is an uncharted journey of expanded opportunities along with paradoxical realities of otherness. Providing a vivid and composite portrait of African women’s experiences in the diasporic landscape, this book will be of interest to researchers of migration and diaspora topics, and African, women’s and world literature.

Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature

Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature
Author: Tanure Ojaide,Joyce Ashuntantang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-05-13
ISBN: 1000053059
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a critical overview of literature dealing with groups of people or regions that suffer marginalization within Africa. The contributors examine a multiplicity of minority discourses expressed in African literature, including those who are culturally, socially, politically, religiously, economically, and sexually marginalized in literary and artistic creations. Chapters and sections of the book are structured to identify major areas of minority articulation of their condition and strategies deployed against the repression, persecution, oppression, suppression, domination, and tyranny of the majority or dominant group. Bringing together diverse perspectives to give a holistic representation of the African reality, this handbook is an important read for scholars and students of comparative and postcolonial literature and African studies.

Breaking the Master s S H I T Holes

Breaking the Master s S H I T  Holes
Author: Musa W. Dube,Paul L. Leshota
Publsiher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-01-04
ISBN: 3374066895
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking the Master s S H I T Holes Book Excerpt:

The Trump neo-liberal and global warming era has intensified migration, highlighting the diasporic space and global structures as the context of theological inquiry. It is signified by the rise of overt sexism, racism, classism, anthropocentricism, Islamophobia and intensified conservatism that determine who crosses the boundaries, the terms of their crossing and the hospitality they receive. President Trump's shocking statement that characterized some Two-Thirds World countries as S.H.I.T. Holes as well as his travel ban policies that targeted countries of particular religious faith, attest to overt racism. In this volume, African theological scholars challenge euro-centric racist-global immigration policies and propose the paradigm of breaking the master's S.H.I.T. Holes. [Die Kloschüsseln der Herrschenden zerbrechen. Theologie treiben im Kontext globaler Migration] Die Trump-Ära hat im Zeichen von Neo-Liberalismus und Klimawandel eine Migrationswelle ausgelöst und die globalen Machtstrukturen sowie die Diaspora zum Kontext theologischer Forschung werden lassen. Sie ist gekennzeichnet durch offenen Sexismus, Rassismus, Klassismus, Anthropozentrismus, Islamophobia und intensiviertem Konservatismus, der bestimmt, wer die Grenzen überschreiten darf, die Bedingungen ihrer Überschreitung und die Gastfreundschaft die sie erfahren. Präsident Trumps schockierende Charakterisierung einiger Zwei-Drittel-Welt Länder als "Kloschüsseln" wie auch sein Einreiseverbot, das auf Länder mit einer bestimmten religiösen Orientierung zielt, zeugen von unverhohlenem Rassismus. In diesem Band stellen afrikanische Theologen und Theologinnen eine euro-zentrische, global-rassistische Immigrationspolitik im Rahmen ihres neuen Paradigmas "Zerbrechen der Kloschüsseln der Herrschenden" in Frage.

American Literature as World Literature

American Literature as World Literature
Author: Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN: 1501332309
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Literature as World Literature Book Excerpt:

For better or worse, America lives in the age of "worlded†? literature. Not the world literature of nations and nationalities considered from most powerful and wealthy to the least. And not the world literature found with a map. Rather, the worlded literature of individuals crossing borders, mixing stories, and speaking in dialect. Where translation struggles to be effective and background is itself another story. The "worlded†? literature of the multinational corporate publishing industry where the global market is all. The essays in this collection, from some of the most distinguished figures in American studies and literature, explore what it means to consider American literature as world literature.

Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World

Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World
Author: Rebecca Romdhani,Daria Tunca
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-09-06
ISBN: 1000433218
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World Book Excerpt:

This book examines representations of violence across the postcolonial world—from the Americas to Australia—in novels, short stories, plays, and films. The chapters move from what appear to be interpersonal instances of violence to communal conflicts such as civil war, showing how these acts of violence are specifically rooted in colonial forms of abuse and oppression but constantly move and morph. Taking its cue from theories in such fields as postcolonial, violence, gender, and trauma studies, the book thus shows that violence is slippery in form, but also fluid in nature, so that one must trace its movement across time and space to understand even a single instance of it. When analysing such forms and trajectories of violence in postcolonial creative writing and films, the contributors critically examine the ethical issues involved in narrating abuse, depicting violated bodies, and presenting romanticized resolutions that may conceal other forms of violence.

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit
Author: Delphine Fongang
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN: 1498563848
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit Book Excerpt:

Reconstructing transnational identities in postcolonial migration, The Postcolonial Subject in Transit highlights the complexities of cultural hybridity in contemporary African diasporic literature. It captures migrants’ desire for cultural inclusivity in disputed borders and locations of the West.

Black Immigrants in North America

Black Immigrants in North America
Author: Awad Ibrahim
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN: 1975501993
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Immigrants in North America Book Excerpt:

The first wave of Black immigrants arrived in North America during the 1960s and 1970s, coming originally from the Caribbean. An opportunity was missed, however, in documenting their everyday experience from a social science perspective: what did it mean for a Barbadian or a Jamaican to live in Toronto or New York? Were they Jamaicans or did they go with the descriptor ‘Black’? What relationship did they have with African Canadians or African Americans? Black Immigrants in North America answers these and other questions while documenting the second wave of Black immigration to North America, which started in the early 1990s. Theoretically and empirically grounded, the book is a documentation of the process of becoming Black – a radical identity transformation where a continental African is marked by Blackness. This, in turn, leads to a deeper understanding of what it means to encounter that social imaginary of, ‘Oh, they all look like Blacks to me!’ This encounter impacts what one learns and how one learns it, where learning English as a Second Language (ESL) is sidestepped in favor of Black English as a Second Language (BESL). Learning becomes a political and a pedagogical project of cultural, linguistic and identity investment and desire. Perfect for courses such as: Black Immigrants, Race Complexity, Critical Applied Linguistics, Ethnography, Graduate Course on Educational Foundations and Curriculum