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The Practice of Diaspora : Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism / Brent Hayes Edwards.

Author/Creator:
Edwards, Brent Hayes, author., Author,
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2021]
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Book
1 online resource (408 pages)
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A pathbreaking work of scholarship that will reshape our understanding of the Harlem Renaissance, The Practice of Diaspora revisits black transnational culture in the 1920s and 1930s, paying particular attention to links between intellectuals in New York and their Francophone counterparts in Paris. Brent Edwards suggests that diaspora is less a historical condition than a set of practices: the claims, correspondences, and collaborations through which black intellectuals pursue a variety of international alliances. Edwards elucidates the workings of diaspora by tracking the wealth of black transnational print culture between the world wars, exploring the connections and exchanges among New York-based publications (such as Opportunity, The Negro World, and The Crisis) and newspapers in Paris (such as Les Continents, La Voix des Nègres, and L'Etudiant noir). In reading a remarkably diverse archive--the works of writers and editors from Langston Hughes, René Maran, and Claude McKay to Paulette Nardal, Alain Locke, W. E. B. Du Bois, George Padmore, and Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté--The Practice of Diaspora takes account of the highly divergent ways of imagining race beyond the barriers of nation and language. In doing so, it reveals the importance of translation, arguing that the politics of diaspora are legible above all in efforts at negotiating difference among populations of African descent throughout the world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
List of Illustrations
Prologue
1 Variations on a Preface
2 On Reciprocity: René Maran and Alain Locke
3 Feminism and L'Internationalisme Noir: Paulette Nardal
4 Vagabond Internationalism: Claude McKay's Banjo
5 Inventing the Black International: George Padmore and Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté
Coda: The Last Anthology
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Jun 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780674034426
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674034426 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.