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Author Walters, Wendy W.

Title At home in diaspora : Black international writing / Wendy W. Walters
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 171 pages)
Series Critical American studies series
Critical American studies series.
Contents "On the clifflike margins of many cultures" : Richard Wright's travels -- The postcolonial as post-Enlightenment : Michelle Cliff and the genealogies of history -- Harlem on my mind : exile and community in Chester Himes's detective fiction -- "A landmark in a foreign land" : Simon Njami's Parisian scenes -- History's dispersals : Caryl Phillips's chorus of the common memory
Summary In At Home in Diaspora, Wendy W. Walters investigates the work of Chester Himes, Michelle Cliff, and other twentieth-century black international writers who have lived in and written from countries they do not call home. Walters suggests that in the absence of a recoverable land of origin, the idea of diaspora comes to represent a home that is not singular or exclusionary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cliff, Michelle -- Criticism and interpretation.
Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Njami, Simon, 1962- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Phillips, Caryl -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Criticism and interpretation.
African Americans in literature.
African diaspora in literature.
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Blacks -- West Indies -- Intellectual life.
Exiles in literature.
Internationalism in literature.
West Indian literature (English) -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005000433
ISBN 0816644918 (hc ; alk. paper)
0816644926 (pb ; alk. paper)
0816696802 (electronic bk.)
9780816644919 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780816644926 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780816696802 (electronic bk.)