This book focuses on the migrations and metamorphoses of black bodies, practices and discourses around the Atlantic, particularly with regard to current issues such as questions of identity, political and human rights, cosmopolitics, and mnemo-history.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Recharting the Black Atlantic

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price


This book focuses on the migrations and metamorphoses of black bodies, practices and discourses around the Atlantic, particularly with regard to current issues such as questions of identity, political and human rights, cosmopolitics, and mnemo-history.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203929582
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/12/2008
  • Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 423
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Annalisa Oboe teaches English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Padua, Italy. Her publications include Fiction, History and Nation in South Africa (1994) and the edited volume Mongrel Signatures: Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo (2003) and Approaching Sea Changes: Metamorphoses and Migrations across the Atlantic (2005).

Anna Scacchi teaches American Literature at the University of Padua. She is the author of a book on Melville’s Benito Cereno (2000), and has co-authored a book on American multilingualism (2005).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures


Introduction: Black Bodies, Practices, Discourses around the Atlantic

1. Circumatlantic Connections, local lives

David Hammons’s Sheep Lottery at Dak’Art 2004: Reading Black Art through Léopold Sédar Senghor’s Négritude

Manthia Diawara

From South Africa to Europe to North America and Back: Sol Plaatje, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Routes of Romance

Annalisa Oboe

Négritude as Performance Practice: Rio de Janeiro’s Black Experimental Theatre

Judith M. Williams

The Book of the Dead: Inscribing Torture into the Black Atlantic

Nicole Waller

The Spirit of Brazil: Football and the Politics of Afro-Brazilian Cultural Identity

Richard Follett

Black Man and White Ladyship (1931): A Manifesto

Renata Morresi

"What We All Long For": Dionne Brand’s Transatlantic Metamorphoses

Franca Bernabei

Slavery, History and Satire: The Legacy of Gilberto Freyre

Marcus Wood

2. Modern Societies, Ancient Routes

Return to the Source: Amilcar Cabral and Flora Gomes

Patrick Williams

Ghosts of Memories, Spirits of Ancestors: Slavery, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic

Cristina Lombardi-Diop

Transatlantic Minstrelsy: Performing Survival Strategies in Slavery and Hip-Hop

Venus Opal Reese

Transbodied/Transcultured: Moving Spirits in Katherine Dunham’s and Maya Deren’s Caribbean

Dorothea Fischer-Hornung

Venture Smith and James Baldwin: Two Strangers in the Village

Ginevra Geraci

The Iconic Ship in the Atlantic Dialogue of Black Britain

Itala Vivan

Lost in Transit: Africa in the Trench of the Black Atlantic

Oyekan Owomoyela

3. Black Bodies, Global voices

I Sing the Black Body Electric: Transnationalism and the Black Body in Walt Whitman, Alain Locke and Paul Robeson

Jeffrey C. Stewart

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Intellectual Abroad

Anna Scacchi

Re-Mapping Caribbean Land(Sea)scapes: Aquatic Metaphors and Transatlantic Homes in Caryl Phillips’s The Atlantic Sound

Elvira Pulitano

Strike a Pose: Capitalism’s Black Identity

Paulla A. Ebron

"Nothing but a feeling of brotherhood": The Interracial Question and the Return to Africa in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood

Simone Francescato

Marine Origins and Anti-Marine Tropism in the French Caribbean: André and Simone Schwarz-Bart

Antoinette Tidjani Alou

Narratives of Traversal: Jamaica Kincaid and the Erasure of the Postcolonial Subject

Paul Giles




Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)