By Persephone Braham

ISBN-10: 1611495377

ISBN-13: 9781611495379

Scholars of the African Americas are often segregated from each other via zone or interval, by way of language, or via self-discipline. Bringing jointly essays on type, the visible arts, movie, literature, and heritage, this quantity indicates how our realizing of the African diaspora within the Americas might be enriched via crossing disciplinary limitations to recontextualize pictures, phrases, and strategies as a part of a far higher entire.

Diaspora describes dispersion, but in addition the seeding, sowing, or scattering of spores that take root and develop, maturing and adapting inside new environments. The examples of diasporic cultural creation explored during this quantity examine loss and dispersal, yet additionally they represent expansive and dynamic highbrow and creative construction, neither entirely African nor utterly American (in the hemispheric sense), whose resonance deeply inflects the entire Americas. African Diaspora within the Cultures of Latin the USA, the Caribbean, and the United States represents a decision for multidisciplinary, collaborative, and complicated ways to the topic of the African diaspora.

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