Of Dreams Deferred, Dead Or Alive

Of Dreams Deferred, Dead Or Alive

by Femi Ojo-Ade
     
 

This is the first collection of essays in which African critics present an in-depth study of African-American writers. These prominent critics from different African countries and backgrounds bring an important perspective to the complex relationship between African Americans and Africa. Through provocative readings of prominent African-American writers, the

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This is the first collection of essays in which African critics present an in-depth study of African-American writers. These prominent critics from different African countries and backgrounds bring an important perspective to the complex relationship between African Americans and Africa. Through provocative readings of prominent African-American writers, the contributors provide insights into contemporary African-American issues. This collection offers a rare opportunity to view African opinions on what it means to be African American.

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Thirteen essays present analyses by African scholars on African American writings concerning Africa. Some themes include similarities and influences between African-American and African writers; the theme of women and their conditions in society; the problem of slavery, colonialism, and neocolonialism; writing as an act of atonement; and the rejection of and connection to Africa by African-American writers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313264757
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1996
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

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