Diasporic Lives

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Marlene Calvin

Alienation and Violence as Themes in African American and Jamaican Cultural Texts

ISBN 978-3-643-10574-5
Band-Nr. 9
Jahr 2010
Seiten 224
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Afrika und ihre Diaspora

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African Americans and Jamaicans share a common past of forced dispersion
from their original homelands and enslavement in the Americas. The
legacies of white supremacy, racism and Euro-centrism are still
influential in both societies today. The conditions of alienation and
violence which are represented in African American and Jamaican cultural
texts are tied to the sociological development of both societies. The
processes of having to prove their humanity, as cultural communities and
as individuals, have caused many African diasporic people to become
alienated from – and violated by – the societies they live in.