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    Picturing the Afro-Hispanic struggle for freedom in early modern Spain

    Fracchia, Carmen (2018) Picturing the Afro-Hispanic struggle for freedom in early modern Spain. In: Branche, J. (ed.) Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic. Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138061477.

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    Book synopsis: Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic is an interdisciplinary collection of essays of wide historical and geographic scope which engages the legacy of diaspora, colonialism and slavery. The contributors explore the confrontation between Africa’s forced migrants and their unwelcoming new environments, in order to highlight the unique individual experiences of survival and assimilation that characterized Atlantic slavery. As they focus on the African or Afro-diasporan populations under study, the chapters gauge the degree to which formal independence, coming out of a variety of practices of opposition and resistance, lasting centuries in some cases, has translated into freedom, security, and a "good life." By foregrounding Hispanophone, Lusophone, and Francophone African and Afro-descendant concerns, over and against an often Anglo-centric focus in the field, the book brings a more representative approach to the area of diaspora or Black Atlantic studies, offering a more complete appreciation of Black Atlantic cultural production across history and across linguistic barriers.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: "This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge, available online at the link above.
    School: School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Research Centres and Institutes: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017 15:09
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 00:55
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16051

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