Afroeurope@ns: Cultures and Identities

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Marta Sofia López
Cambridge Scholars, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 207 pages
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The essays in this groundbreaking collection constitute a pioneering attempt at establishing a comparative agenda for the study of black literatures and identities in the context of the European Union. Drawing from a wide variety of critical perspectives and methodologies, from Post-colonial or Diaspora Studies to Sociology or Ethnography, contributors to the volume analyze black diasporic communities and their cultural productions in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom, paying particular attention to women afrosporic writers.

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Contents

Articulating Diaspora
12
The Emergence of AfroItalian Literature
52
The Reception of African Literatures
65
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Marta Sofia Lopez teaches Postcolonial Literatures, Contemporary British Literature and Women's Studies at the University of Leon, Spain. She has published widely on these fields, and lectured in many Universities in and out of the country. She leads the international research team Afroeurope@ns: Black Identities and Cultures in Europe, and directs the e-journal AFROEUROPE. Journal of Afroeuropean Studies. She is considered one of the leading experts on Anglophone African Literatures in Spain

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