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Author Commander, Michelle D., 1978- author.

Title Afro-Atlantic flight : speculative returns and the Black fantastic / Michelle D. Commander
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents Fantastic flights : the search for ancestral traces in Black speculative narratives -- The production of homeland returns : misrecognitions and the unsteady path toward the Black fantastic in Ghana -- "We love to be Africans" : Saudade and affective performances in Bahia, Brazil -- Crafting symbolic Africas in a geography of silence : return travels to and the renarrativization of the U.S. South -- Conclusion. "Say me my name" : genetic science and emerging speculative technologies in the construction of Afro-Atlantic reconciliatory projects
Summary Michelle D. Commander traces how black American artists, intellectuals, and travelers envision literal and figurative flight back to Africa through speculative literature and film and travel to cultural heritage sites as means to create a sense of homecoming, belonging, and connection with their ancestors, spiritual realm, and Africa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 07, 2017)
Subject African diaspora.
Back to Africa movement.
Blacks -- Brazil.
Blacks -- United States.
Heritage tourism.
Slave trade -- Africa, West.
African diaspora.
Back to Africa movement.
HISTORY -- World.
Heritage tourism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Slave trade.
United States.
West Africa.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016039151
ISBN 0822373300