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The African Diaspora  free pdf Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in approach, African Diaspora and Autobiographics locates the dialogic and symbiotic connection between diverse autobiographical accounts of writers in the African diaspora. Beginning with an analysis of the abolitionist narratives of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ex-slaves, Olaudah Equiano and Harriet Jacobs, Chinosole traces the political and aesthetic linkages between these early writings and autobiographical literature produced by writers in the twentieth century, namely Richard Wright, Peter Abrahams, George Lamming, Agostinho Neto, Audre Lorde, Assata Shakur, and Evelyn Williams. African Diaspora and Autobiographics focuses on the affirmative function of African autobiography as a counter-hegemonic response to the history of racist representation and, more important, as a powerful enactment of Black iconography in the struggle for liberation.

About Chinosole

The Author: Chinosole is Associate Professor of Women Studies at San Francisco State University. She was the first acting dean of the College of Ethnic Studies and a founding faculty member of the Black Studies department at SFSU.

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Author : Chinosole
Publisher : Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Data Published : 01 July 2001
ISBN : 0820438170
EAN : 9780820438177
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 187 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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