The Black Atlantic Reconsidered

The Black Atlantic Reconsidered

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Readers are often surprised to learn that black writing in Canada is over two centuries old. Ranging from letters, editorials, sermons, and slave narratives to contemporary novels, plays, poetry, and non-fiction, black Canadian writing represents a rich body of literary and cultural achievement. The Black Atlantic Reconsidered is the first comprehensive work to explore black Canadian literature from its beginnings to the present in the broader context of the black Atlantic world. Winfried Siemerling traces the evolution of black Canadian witnessing and writing from slave testimony in New France and the 1783 qBook of Negroesq through the work of contemporary black Canadian writers including George Elliott Clarke, Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, David Chariandy, Wayde Compton, Esi Edugyan, Marlene NourbeSe Philip, and Lawrence Hill. Arguing that black writing in Canada is deeply imbricated in a historic transnational network, Siemerling explores the powerful presence of black Canadian history, slavery, and the Underground Railroad, and the black diaspora in the work of these authors. Individual chapters examine the literature that has emerged from Quebec, Nova Scotia, the Prairies, and British Columbia, with attention to writing in both English and French. A major survey of black writing and cultural production, The Black Atlantic Reconsidered brings into focus important works that shed light not only on Canada's literature and history, but on the transatlantic black diaspora and modernity.Tu dois tout avoir appris dans ces livres qua#39;ils onteuxmAomes Accrits pour te conterta propre histoire . ... 245 Lyngaas comments on the difficulty of translating the word a€œmouroira€: the a€œterms a#39;nursing home, a#39; a#39;twilight home, a#39; and a#39;hospicea#39; ... 250 In A‰tiennea#39;s own autobiography, voodoo is associated with destructive tendencies in his own family and with the separation of ... 251 See also A‰tiennea#39;s subsequent novel, La reine soleil levAce (1987), and his essay La femme noire dans le discoursanbsp;...

Title:The Black Atlantic Reconsidered
Author:Winfried Siemerling
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2015-05-01


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