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    Remembering Africa: Africa as the sign of the transnational in black-British writing

    Msiska, Mpalive-Hangson (2009) Remembering Africa: Africa as the sign of the transnational in black-British writing. In: Göbel, W. and Schabio, S. (eds.) Locating Transnational Ideals. Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 173-188. ISBN 9780415871365.

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    Abstract

    The chapter examines the exploration of the formation of Transnational and Transcultural identity in Black-British Wrting focussing on Bernadine Evarito's novel Lara. Book synopsis: This volume defines versions of the transnational in their historical and cultural specificity. By "locating," the contributors contextualize historical and contemporary understandings of the fluid term "transnational," which vary in relation to the disciplines involved. This kind of historical and geographical "locating" implicitly turns against forms of contemporary transnational euphoria which, inspired by poststructural models of all-encompassing semiospheres, on the one hand, and by visions of the utopian communicative potential of new media like the internet, on the other, see national and ethnic paradigms as easily superseded by transnational agendas. By differentiating between various forms of transnational ideals and ideas in historical and geographical perspective since the Renaissance, the contributors aim to rediscover distinctions -- for instance between transnationalisms and cosmopolitanisms -- which neo-liberal transnational euphoria has tended to erase.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Transnationalism, Transculturalism, Evaristo, Bernadine, Lara, Africa, Black-British, Identity, Diaspora, Corporeality, The Body, Existential Other, Fanon, The Lonely Londoners, Selvon, Sam, Achebe, Chinua ,Things Fall Apart, Cosmopolitanism, Hybridity, Memory
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Mpalive-Hangson Msiska
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2012 11:06
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 08:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5776

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