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Haunting witnesses: Diasporic consciousness in African American and Caribbean writing

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Kellett,Brandi Bingham (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/840783273/fulltextPDF/E648A5F54904468FPQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
Florida: University of Miami
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Barbados, Blacks, Literature, African Americans, Morrison, Toni, Guyana, African diaspora, D'Aguiar, Fred, Trauma, Marshall, Paule, Gaines, Ernest J., Transatlantic, Witness
Notes:
210 p., This project examines the ways in which several texts written in the late 20th century by African American and Caribbean writers appropriate history and witness trauma. Analyzes the writings of Toni Morrison, Ernest Gaines, Paule Marshall, and Fred D'Aguiar as they offer distinct approaches to history and the resulting effects such reconstituted, discovered, or, in some cases, imagined histories can have on the affirmation of the self as a subject. Explores the values of the African diaspora cross-culturally as manifested in the representational practices of these writers.