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Reimagining the Middle Passage - (Black Performance and Cultural Criticism) by Tara T Green (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 210

Genre: Drama

Sub-Genre: American

Series Title: Black Performance and Cultural Criticism

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

Book theme: General

Author: Tara T Green

Language: English

Street Date: April 21, 2018
TCIN: 79625426
UPC: 9780814213650
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7330

Description

In Reimagining the Middle Passage: Black Resistance in Literature, Television, and Song, Tara T. Green turns to twentieth- and recent twenty-first-century representations of the Middle Passage created by African-descended artists and writers. Examining how these writers and performers revised and reimagined the Middle Passage in their work, Green argues that they recognized it as a historical and geographical site of trauma as well as a symbol for a place of understanding and change. Their work represents the legacy African captives left for resisting "social death" (the idea that Black life does not matter), but it also highlights strong resistance to that social death (the idea that it does matter).

Exploring the presence of water and its impact on African descendants, Reimagining the Middle Passageoffers fresh analyses of Alex Haley'sRootsand the television adaptations; the history of flooding in Black communities in literature such as Jesmyn Ward'sSalvage the Bonesand Paule Marshall'sPraisesong for the Widow, in blues songs, and in television shows such asTreme; and stories of resistance found in myths associated with Marie Laveau and flying Africans.
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