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Challenging the Black Atlantic : the new world novels of Zapata Olivella and Gonçalves / John T. Maddox IV.

Author/Creator:
Maddox, John Thomas, IV, 1981- author.
Publication:
Lewisberg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
v, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Gonçalves, Ana Maria -- Criticism and interpretation.
Zapata Olivella, Manuel -- Criticism and interpretation.
Zapata Olivella, Manuel.
African diaspora in literature.
Latin American literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
Latin American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Latin American literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Latin American literature.
Latin American literature -- Black authors.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"The historical novels of Manuel Zapata Olivella and Ana Maria Gonçalves map black journeys from Africa to the Americas in a way that challenges the Black Atlantic paradigm that has become synonymous with cosmopolitan African diaspora studies. Unlike Paul Gilroy, who coined the term and based it on W.E.B. DuBois's double consciousness, Zapata, in Changó el gran putas (1983), creates an empowering mythology that reframes black resistance in Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. In Um defeito de cor (2006), Gonçalves imagines the survival strategies of a legendary woman said to be the mother of black abolitionist poet Luís Gama and a conspirator in an African Muslim-led revolt in Brazil's "Black Rome." These novels show differing visions of revolution, black community, femininity, sexuality, and captivity. They skillfully reveal how events preceding the UNESCO Decade of Afro-Descent (2015-2024) alter our understanding of Afro-Latin America as it gains increased visibility"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Myth, Literature, and History in Zapata
2. Afro-Brazil in Goncalves and Zapata
3. Double Consciousness and Nation in Gilroy and Zapata
4. Women, Gender, and the Nuevo Muntu.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781684481866
1684481864
9781684481873
1684481872
9781684481880
9781684481897
9781684481903
OCLC:
1137208973
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