Migrating Words and Worlds: Pan-Africanism Updated

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Migrating demonstrates how concepts of Pan-Africanism, which historically, were concerned with colonialism, racial identity, and African unity, extend the discussion of an Africa that includes the Caribbean, the Americas, and Europe. Indeed this book updates the definitions of Pan-Africanism by focusing especially on literary and cultural perspectives, with special reference to writers from Africa (North, South, East, West), the U.S. and the Caribbean, as well as arabophone, anglophone, francophone, lusophone, and Creole linguistic communities.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Why Keep Asking Me About My Identity? 7
Images of Exile and the Female Condition in Nawal El Saadawi's The Fall of the Imam and Memoirs from the Women's Prison 25
"Little Salt Won't Kill Yuh": English Licks and Two Generations of Migrating Subjects 53
Narrating Creole Culture: Strategies of Selfhood in the Francophone Caribbean Novel 73
Negotiating Cultural Identity and Geographical Space in Emile Ollivier's Passages 87
"Wandering between Two Worlds": Maghrebian Literature and the Redefinition of Boundaries 99
The Multicultural Environment in Albert Memmi's Autobiographical Novels 109
Journeys of Self-Exploration in Ken Bugul's Le Baobab Fou 117
Return and Reconciliation in Kofi Awoonor's Comes the Voyager at Last 129
Jazz, James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues," and Mongane Serote's To Every Birth Its Blood 141
Speaking Texts Unheard: Sycorax(ing) Anowa 151
"Minefield[s] of Unmemory": The New Poetry of Kamau Brathwaite 175
I Am a Black Woman: Pan-African Feminism/Feminist Pan-Africanism in Black Women's Poetry 183
Mamani Abdoulaye: Pan-Africanist Poet 195
La paremiologie, une incommensurable ressource dans la litterature africaine: le cas de Les cancrelats de Tchicaya U Tam'Si et Quand saigne le palmier de Charly Gabriel Mbock 211
Discourses and Exile in A Shattering of Silence by Farida Karodia 227
Bessie Head and Pan-Africanism 233
Discursive Formations: Identity and Ideological Struggle in Samuel Josia Ntara's Historical Narratives 247
L'Histoire du fou de Mongo Beti: le roman du retour 261
Luis Bernardo Honwana and the Allegory of Mozambican Regeneration 281
(Re)Defining Africa's Limits: A Comparison of the Novel and the Short Story 295
Debats et combats en Guadeloupe autour de l'heritage culturel et spirituel africain 309
Towards a New Aesthetic in the African Arts 331
Acceptance Speech for Fonlon-Nichols Award 337
The Role of the Writer in Establishing a Unified Writers' Organization 341
Contributors 353
Editors 357
Index 359
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