Publisher: Liverpool University Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2014)
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'Shuttles within the Rocking Loom': Mapping the Black Diaspora in African American and Caribbean Fiction explores the symbolic geographies came upon inside sleek black fiction and identifies an important set of family members among those geographies and communal affiliations, identification politics, and understandings of a diasporic prior. utilising a pliant feel of the time period 'mapping', it deals research of numerous websites, landscapes, trips, and orientations that handle diasporan ancient event and sometimes divulge oppressive spatial orders or revise colonial representations. A comparative method encompasses Anglo- and Francophone novels emergent from North the US, the Caribbean, and Europe and spanning the 20 th century.The examine attracts on postcolonial theories of the transnational, cross-cultural formations initiated via racial slavery, whereas shaping its personal geographical concentration. particularly, spatialised facets in the paintings of Édouard Glissant and Paul Gilroy offer departure issues for brand spanking new research into the prominence of house and position in a robust black diaspora imaginary. not just are resistant counter geographies charted yet recognition to narrative poetics additionally finds precise mappings of interrelation among the temporal and spatial in diasporic fiction. Chapters study the meanings of the united states North and South; Caribbean definitions of either the plantation and anti-plantation destinations; engagements with the Atlantic heart Passage and different oceanic trajectories; and plotting of stratifications, transformative interactions, and the quest for belonging within the diasporic urban. Converging geographical visions in African American and Caribbean fiction are stumbled on to articulate dislocation and traversal but in addition connection and emplacement.