Black Travel Writing

Contemporary Narratives of Travel to Africa by African American and Black British Authors

What does it mean for Black diasporic writers to travel to Africa? Focusing on the period between the 1990s and 2010s, Isabel Kalous examines autobiographical narratives of travel to Africa by African American and Black British authors. She places the texts within the long tradition of Black diasporic engagement with the continent, scrutinizes the significance of Black mobility, and demonstrates that travel writing serves as a means to negotiate questions of identity, belonging, history, and cultural memory. To provide a framework for the analyses of contemporary narratives, her study outlines the emergence, development, and key characteristics of the multifaceted genre of Black travel writing. Authors discussed include, among others, Saidiya Hartman, Barack Obama, and Caryl Phillips.

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24 November 2021, 274 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5953-5

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Isabel Kalous

Isabel Kalous, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Deutschland

Author(s)
Isabel Kalous
Book title
Black Travel Writing Contemporary Narratives of Travel to Africa by African American and Black British Authors
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
274
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-5953-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839459539
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB HBTR JFFN
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 POL045000 SOC007000
THEMA-Code
DSB NHTR JBFH
Release date
24 November 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Postkolonialismus, Migration, Literatur
Readership
Travel Writing Studies, African American Literature, Black British Literature, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies
Keywords/Tags
Travel Writin, African Diaspora, Travel, Africa, African American Writers, Black British Writers, Literature, Postcolonialism, Migration, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

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