Afro-Uruguayan Literature: Post-colonial Perspectives

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Bucknell University Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 170 pages
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"This study is about representation and resistance in Afro-Uruguayan culture: representation primarily through literary expression in black periodicals, and resistance to total domination by the majority Euroentric culture through popular expression associated with the African heritage. This book explores the manner in which Afro-Uruguayans defined, and continue to affirm, their "place" in a country in which societal and self perceptions were/are constantly shifting. This is a continuing process to which the written record holds the key. It has been common knowledge among literary historians that Afro-Uruguayans published a number of periodicals beginning as early as 1872. It is only now, however, with recent discoveries in the National Library in Montevideo that the extent of this production has become evident. It is primarily through these periodicals, the focus here, that much of the cultural legacy of Afro-Uruguayans can be reconstructed."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Place and Displacement in AfroUruguayan Discourse
13
Periodicals in the Development of AfroUruguayan Culture The Rise and Fall of Black Journalism
27
AfroUruguayan Drum Culture Comparsa Carnaval Candombe
47
Resistance and Identity in AfroUruguayan Poetry
78
Jorge Emilio Cardoso and the AfroUruguayan Dramatic Tradition
104
Richard Pineyro The AfroUruguayan Writer as Invisible Man
128
Conclusion
151
Notes
155
Bibliography
165
Index
169
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Marvin A. Lewis is Professor Emeritus of Spanish at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the author of seven other books, including Afro-Uruguayan Literature: Postcolonial Perspectives.

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