New PDF release: Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black

By Michelle D. Commander

ISBN-10: 0822363119

ISBN-13: 9780822363118

ISBN-10: 0822363232

ISBN-13: 9780822363231

In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D. Commander lines how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and tourists envision literal and figurative flight again to Africa as a way wherein to heal the dispossession brought on by the slave exchange. via ethnographic, ancient, literary, and filmic analyses, Commander indicates the ways in which cultural manufacturers akin to Octavia Butler, Thomas Allen Harris, and Saidiya Hartman interact with speculative thought of slavery, the non secular realm, and Africa, thereby structuring the imaginary that propels destiny go back flights.  She is going directly to study Black americans’ cultural background tourism in and migration to Ghana; Bahia, Brazil; and quite a few websites of slavery within the US South to interrogate the ways in which a cadre of actors produces “Africa” and contests grasp narratives. Compellingly, those fabric flights don't regularly fulfill Black american citizens’ individualistic wishes for homecoming and liberation, best Commander to target the progressive probabilities inherent in psychic speculative returns and to argue for the improvement of a Pan-Africanist stance that works to extra successfully handle the modern resonances of slavery that exist around the Afro-Atlantic.

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