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Precarious Passages: The Diasporic Imagination in Contemporary Black Anglophone Fiction

Tuire Valkeakari

Abstract

Precarious Passages investigates how one type of cultural production, fiction written in English, participates in the ongoing construction of black diasporic identity within the old Anglophone African diaspora in the Western world. Because the dispersed communities of the African diaspora are not united around any shared religion, secular culture in its various forms plays a major role in producing and reproducing the African diasporic imaginary—that is, in creating symbolic communities and in keeping alive the sense that there is something that can be called a black diasporic community and so ... More

Keywords: fiction, identity, contemporary, black, memory, Anglophone, African diaspora, imagination, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062471
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062471.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tuire Valkeakari, author