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African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

Simone A. James Alexander

Abstract

Motivated by a growing need to address questions of transnationalism, female mobility, and citizenship, this book offers an in-depth study of selective texts of Audre Lorde (Barbadian-American), Edwidge Danticat (Haitian-American), Maryse Condé (Guadeloupean-American) and Grace Nichols (Guyanese-British). The book examines transnational migration or movement not only in terms of physical journeys, but it also employs the trope of migration as resistance, as dissent. Examining the pervasive circulation of bodies, this book challenges the pathologization ascribed to black female sexuality/body, ... More

Keywords: Transnationalism, Citizenship, Heteronormative, Resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049823
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049823.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simone A. James Alexander, author