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The middle passages of black migration

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Sharpe,Jenny (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2009
ISBN:
1478-8810
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Europe, Blacks, Sociology, Slavery, Africa, Postcolonialism, Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-, voodoo, diaspora, Migration, Narratives, Phillips, Caryl
Notes:
In characterizing the desperate journeys undertaken by African and Haitian refugees as today's "middle passages," Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore and Edwidge Danticat's "Children of the Sea" complicate the idea of a single origin to a transatlantic black Diaspora. The term 'middle passage' is more recently used to describe multiple crossings that transform the meaning of Diaspora into a vital and ongoing process.