Love and Space in Contemporary African Diasporic Women’s Writing
  • Author : Jennifer Leetsch
  • Release Date : 16 July 2021
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 13 : 9783030677541
  • Total Download : 168
  • File Size : 52,5 Mb

Love and Space in Contemporary African Diasporic Women’s Writing eBook PDF Summary

Book Description: This book sets out to investigate how contemporary African diasporic women writers respond to the imbalances, pressures and crises of twenty-first-century globalization by querying the boundaries between two separate conceptual domains: love and space. The study breaks new ground by systematically bringing together critical love studies with research into the cultures of migration, diaspora and refuge. Examining a notable tendency among current black feminist writers, poets and performers to insist on the affective dimension of world-making, the book ponders strategies of reconfiguring postcolonial discourses. Indeed, the analyses of literary works and intermedia performances by Chimamanda Adichie, Zadie Smith, Helen Oyeyemi, Shailja Patel and Warsan Shire reveal an urge of moving beyond a familiar insistence on processes of alienation or rupture and towards a new, reparative emphasis on connection and intimacy – to imagine possible inhabitable worlds.

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