"Toubab La!"

"Toubab La!"

Literary Representations of Mixed-race Characters in the African Diaspora

eBook - 2007
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Curry (English, Florida International U.) explores the way that mixed- race characters are presented by contemporary male and female writers of the African diaspora writers. She conducts readings of works by US writers James McBride, Danzy Senna, and Rebecca Walker; French Caribbean writers Mayotte Capécia, Michèle Lacrosil, and Raphaël Confiant; British Caribbean writers Derek Walcott and Michelle Cliff; European writers Marie N'Diaye, Zadie Smith, and Bernardine Evaristo; and African continental writers Monique Ilboudo, Bessie Head, and Abdoulaye Sadji, adapting her varied theoretical approaches according to context. Overall, she shows the way that mixed- race characters contest or refuse racial clichés and how the authors themselves deal with the complex reality of a multiracial identity in the modern world. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Newcastle, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007
ISBN: 9781443810715
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 470 pages)


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