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Title Critical perspectives on Afro-Latin American literature / edited by Antonio D. Tillis.
Published New York : Routledge, 2012.
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 Floor4  PQ7081 .C736 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 257 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge studies on African and black diaspora ; 4
Routledge studies on African and Black diaspora ; 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part One: Engaging the Transnational, Cosmopolitan and Postcolonial in Afro-Hispanic Texts. Introduction to Part One / Antonio D. Tillis ; Roots and Routes: Transnational Blackness in Afro-Costa Rican Literature / Dorothy E. Mosby ; Los nietos de Felicidad Dolores (The Grandchildren of Felicidad Dolores) and the Contemporary Afro-Hispanic Historical Novel: A Postcolonial Reading / Sonja Stephenson Watson ; Cultural Transnationality and Cosmopolitanism in the Poetic Journeys of Nancy Morejón / Antonio D. Tillis. -- Part Two: Africa and African Cosmology and Literary Tradition in Hispanic (Con) Texts. Introduction to Part Two / Antonio D. Tillis ; Yoruba Cosmology as Technique in Malambo by Lucía Charún-Illescas / Aida L. Heredia ; Myth, Legend & Reality: Redesigning the Narrative Style in Manuel Zapata Olivella's Hemingway, the Death Stalker / Cristina Cabral ; Nicomedes Santa Cruz: A Clarion for Black Cultural Traditions in Peru / Martha Ojeda ; Bridging Literary Traditions in the Hispanic World: Equatorial Guinean Drama and the Dictatorial Cultural-Political Order / Elisa Rizo. -- Part Three: Defining and Redefining Identities in Latin American Literature. Introduction to Part Three / Antonio D. Tillis ; Black, Woman, Poor: The Many Identities of Conceição Evaristo / Ana Beatriz Rodrigues Gonçalves ; The Triumph Within: Carolina Maria de Jesus and Strategies for Black Female Empowerment in Brazil / Dawn Duke ; Talking Back with Ana Lydia Vega: Identity, Gender and the Subversive Portrayal of Mestizaje / Emmanuel Harris, III ; Dialogically Redefining the Nation: Hip-hop and the Collective Identity / Lesley Feracho.
Summary "After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative analysis among the vast geographies that encompass African and African Diaspora studies. Scholars in the area of African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and American literature will be able to utilize the eleven essays in this edition to enhance classroom instruction and further academic research."--Publisher's website.
Subject Latin American literature -- African influences.
Blacks -- Latin America -- Ethnic identity.
Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Ethnic identity.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Related Names Tillis, Antonio D.
ISBN 9780415896276 (hbk.)
0415896274 (hbk.)
9780203807507 (ebk.)
0203807502 (ebk.)
OCLC number 701015514