Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Analyzing several prose works by Austin Clarke, this article reads the author's longstanding literary attention to the rituals associated with death, dying and the Black funeral as both a redemptive strategy and an exercise in agency. I argue that Clarke's funereal fiction suggests a pathway to restitution and Black caring in and beyond death.

RÉSUMÉ:

En analysant de nombreux écrits en prose d'Austin Clarke, cet article examine la longue attention littéraire que l'auteur porte sur les rites associés à la mort, les derniers moments et les funérailles Noires en tant que stratégie de rédemption et exercice d'agentivité. Je soutiens que la fiction funéraire de Clarke suggère un chemin vers la restitution et les soins Noirs à la mort et au-delà.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1916-0194
Print ISSN
1206-0143
Pages
pp. 53-62
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-09
Open Access
No
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