Introduction: Richard Wright on the Bandung Conference, Modern Indonesia on Richard Wright
2016. "Introduction: Richard Wright on the Bandung Conference, Modern Indonesia on Richard Wright", Indonesian Notebook: A Sourcebook on Richard Wright and the Bandung Conference, Brian Russell Roberts, Keith Foulcher
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Richard Wright’s The Color Curtain, with its genesis status in Afro-Asian studies and reception as prophetic of major concerns of postcolonial and transnational literary and cultural studies, has come to supplant the largely unknown historical archive that surrounds Wright’s 1955 Indonesian travels. This book responds to this lacuna by showcasing numerous primary historical documents generated within Indonesia, nearly all of them translated into English for the first time. These documents together constitute a narrative of Wright’s Indonesian encounters that reverses the “outsider” perspective contained in The Color Curtain. This book is centered on Wright’s interactions with a particular segment of mid-1950s Indonesian literary and cultural life, which were largely orchestrated through Wright’s contacts at the Congress for Cultural Freedom and their counterparts in Indonesia. In reproducing this counter-narrative of Wright’s associations with modern Indonesia, this book explores the multiplicity of a world not flattened by Euro-American modernity but reimagined as radically heterogeneous.
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