The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora

The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora

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This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement through mutually intersecting axes of dislocation and relocation, and efforts at political group affirmation and settlement, or a€œlocation.a€ Branchea€™s study connects Londona€™s multimillion-dollar riots of 2011, and its antecedents associated with the West Indian settler community, to the discontent and harrowing conditions facing black immigrants to contemporary Spain as gateway to Fortress Europe. It links the brutal massacres that target Colombiaa€™s dispossessed and displaced poor - and mainly black - a€œthrowawaya€ citizens, victims of the drug trade and neoliberal expansionism, to older Caribbean stories that tell of the original spurts of capitalist greed, and the colonial cauldron it created, at the center of which lay the slave trade. In revisiting the question of what really has awaited Afro-descendants at the end of the Middle Passage, this volume brings transatlantic slavery, the making of weak postcolonial states that bleed people, and the needlea€™s eye of racial identification together through a close reading of rappers, black radicals, dub poetry, and novelists from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Branche at once demonstrates the existence of an archive of Afro-modern diasporan, discursive production, and just as importantly, points toward a historically-rooted theoretical framework that would contain its liberatory trajectory.Ed. Vera Lawrence Hyatt and Rex Nettleford. Washing- ... a€œEn septiembre de 1969 Madrid no era ninguna fiesta, a€ Afro- Hispanic Review, 28.2 (2009): 449a€“ 458. ... Como ser negro y no morir en Aravaca: Manual de recetas contra el rac- ismo.

Title:The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora
Author:Jerome C. Branche
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-08-21


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