Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature.

Tillis, Antonio D.
Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011.
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Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora Ser.
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After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative analysis among the vast geographies that encompass African and African Diaspora studies. Scholars in the area of African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and American literature will be able to utilize the eleven essays in this edition to enhance classroom instruction and further academic research.
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Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature
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Introduction: Antonio D. Tillis
Part I: Engaging the Transnational, Cosmopolitan and Postcolonial in Afro-Hispanic Texts
Introduction to Part I: Antonio D. Tillis
1. Roots and Routes: Transnational Blackness in Afro-Costa Rican Literature: Dorothy E. Mosby
2. Los nietos de Felicidad Dolores (The Grandchildren of Felicidad Dolores) and the Contemporary Afro-Hispanic Historical Novel: A Postcolonial Reading: Sonja Stephenson Watson
3. Cultural Transnationality and Cosmopolitanism in the Poetic Journeys of Nancy Morejón: Antonio D. Tillis
Part II: Africa and African Cosmology and Literary Tradition in Hispanic (Con) Texts
Introduction to Part II: Antonio D. Tillis
4. Yoruba Cosmology as Technique in Malambo by Lucía Charún-Illescas: Aida L. Heredia
5. Myth, Legend &
Reality Redesigning the Narrative Style in Manuel Zapata Olivella's Hemingway, the Death Stalker: Cristina Cabral
6. Nicomedes Santa Cruz and Black Cultural Traditions in Peru: Renovating and Decolonising the National Imaginary: Martha Ojeda
7. Bridging Literary Traditions in the Hispanic World: Equatorial Guinean Drama and the Dictatorial Cultural-Political Order: Elisa Rizo
Part III: Defining and Redefining Identities in Latin American Literature
Introduction to Part III: Antonio D. Tillis
8. Black, Woman, Poor: The Many Identities of Conceição Evaristo: Ana Beatriz Rodrigues Gonçalves
9. The Triumph Within: Carolina Maria de Jesus and Strategies for Black Female Empowerment in Brazil: Dawn Duke
10. Talking Back with Ana Lydia Vega: Identity, Gender and the Subversive Portrayal of Mestizaje: Emmanuel Harris, II
11. Dialogically Redefining the Nation: Hip-hop and the Collective Identity: Lesley Feracho
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