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The first monograph to investigate the poetics and politics of haunting in African diaspora literature, Ghosts of the African Diaspora: Re-Visioning History, Memory, and Identity examines literary works by five contemporary writers—Fred D’Aguiar, Gloria Naylor, Paule Marshall, Michelle Cliff, and Toni Morrison. Joanne Chassot argues that reading these texts through the lens of the ghost does cultural, theoretical, and political work crucial to the writers’ engagement with issues of identity, memory, and history. Drawing on memory and trauma studies, postcolonial studies, and queer theory, this truly interdisciplinary volume makes an important contribution to the fast-growing field of spectrality studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. v
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. vi
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  1. Epigraph
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Tracing the Ghost
  2. pp. 1-33
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  1. 1 "Voyage through death / to life upon these shores": Representing the Middle Passage
  2. pp. 34-74
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  1. 2 Dusky Sallys: Re-Visioning the Silences of History
  2. pp. 75-108
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  1. 3 "You best remember them!": Repossessing the Spirit of Diaspora
  2. pp. 109-151
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  1. 4 "A ghost-life": Queering the Limits of Identity
  2. pp. 152-194
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  1. Afterword: Learning to Live with Ghosts
  2. pp. 195-200
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 201-217
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 219-237
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  1. Credits
  2. p. 238
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 239-248
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781512601824
Related ISBN
9781512601589
MARC Record
OCLC
1106368374
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-14
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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