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Black Imagination and the Middle Passage : W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Hardcover) - Maria Diedrich

Black Imagination and the Middle Passage

W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Hardcover)

By: Maria Diedrich (Editor), Henry Louis Gates (Editor), Carl Pedersen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9780195126402
Number Of Pages: 336

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This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of this collection establishes a broad topographical and temporal context for the Passage that extends from the interior of Africa across the Atlantic and to the interior of the Americas, and from the beginning of the Passage to the present day. A collective narrative of itinerant cultural consciousness as represented in histories, myths, and arts, these contributions conceptualize the meaning of the Middle Passage for African American and American history, literature, and life.

Contributorsp. ix
Prologuep. 3
The Middle Passage between History and Fiction Introductory Remarksp. 5
Voyage through Death . . p. 15
Patterns in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1662-1867p. 21
The Slave Ship Dancep. 33
The (De-)Construction of the """"Other"""" in the Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equianop. 47
Landingsp. 57
. . . . the Poetics of Abjection in Belovedp. 70
Surviving through a Pattern of Timeless Momentsp. 86
. . . to Life upon These Shoresp. 97
Dislocation, Violence, and the Language of Sentimentp. 103
The Color of Moneyp. 117
Judicial Nullificationp. 127
Africa in South Carolinap. 144
Referencesp. 151
The Persistence of Traditionp. 153
The African American Concept of the Fantastic as Middle Passagep. 164
In Africa, There Are No Niggersp. 175
The Enigma of the Returnp. 183
The Hues and Uses of Liberiap. 191
Voyage into the Heart of Africap. 203
African Americans in Africap. 215
Sexual Violence and the Black Atlanticp. 228
Alice Walker, Activistp. 240
Passages to Identityp. 255
Return Passages Maryse Condé Brings Tituba Back to Barbadosp. 271
Mediterranean Passagep. 282
Epilogue: Transatlantic Passages Revisited, Tenerifep. 305
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780195126402
ISBN-10: 0195126408
Series: W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.67