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Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... experiences of a previous generation of African American literary exiles, including Victor Séjour and the writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance, which Anas had learned of from the 1949 anthology The Poetry of the Negro 1746–1949 , edited by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps. ...
Published: 11 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... his entry point into literary circles in Jakarta. A list of potential contacts among Indonesian writers and artists, apparently given to Wright by his host, Mochtar Lubis, in the days after his arrival in Jakarta, includes names and addresses of some of the writers Wright would come to know most...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... as a writer’s problem. I wanted detail and voice. Mr. Barotia had said to me on the phone that the rioters in Gujarat, who burned, raped, and slaughtered more than a thousand Muslims earlier that year, in 2002, had taught the Indian minorities a lesson they would never forget; and I wanted to...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... as a writer’s problem. I wanted detail and voice. Mr. Barotia had said to me on the phone that the rioters in Gujarat, who burned, raped, and slaughtered more than a thousand Muslims earlier that year, in 2002, had taught the Indian minorities a lesson they would never forget; and I wanted to...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012153-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1215-3
...Part I African Literary History and the Cold War 1Pens and Guns Literary Autonomy, Artistic Commitment, and Secret Sponsorships In 1967, while taking part in the African- Scandinavian Writers Conference in Stockholm, Alex La Guma exclaimed, I, as a South African writer, am pre- pared to run guns...
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012009-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1200-9
... corruption, but instead of fleeing the country like so many of her colleagues, she remained in Iran and removed herself from public life. As her prerevolutionary music industry peers estab- lished the expatriate culture industries and became ambivalently associated with Los Angeles, she remained frozen in...
Published: 14 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1215-3
... Part I African Literary History and the Cold War 1Pens and Guns Literary Autonomy, Artistic Commitment, and Secret Sponsorships In 1967, while taking part in the African- Scandinavian Writers Conference in Stockholm, Alex La Guma exclaimed, I, as a South African writer, am pre- pared to run...
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By Hannah Appel
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004578-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0457-8
... overseas subsidiaries of the US- based companies on which this book focuses. As I will go on to detail, during my fieldwork in Equatorial Guinea, these were exclusively white men from the US or Western Europe. In earlier drafts of this manuscript I referred to them as expatriate managers, which is a term...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012344-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1234-4
... mission publications from this period can be characterized as one- way communication intended to inform and educate, there was a serious effort on the part of expatriate editors to encour- age Melanesians to write creatively, share traditional stories, send letters to the editor, or contribute to the news...
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By Farzaneh Hemmasi
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012009-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1200-9
... 4 Dariush, Vatan ( Homeland on S l- e do hez r (Year 2000), Caltex Records, 1991. Vatan fits new words by expatriate Iranian lyricist Iraj Jannatie Ataie to the melody and arrangement of José Feliciano s 1974 song Gypsy (on For My Love . . . Mother Music, rca Victor). On all the recordings of...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... journalist’s eye, I tried hard to maintain a tone of observational integrity. At some level, realism had become my religion. Since then, I have wondered whether my choice of the journalist as a protagonist is not itself a symptom of an anxiety about authenticity. Was it the worry of an expatriate...
Published: 02 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386056-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8605-6
... abroad.African expatriates produce the best of these works, as publishing houses on the continent cannot sus- tain the activity. These new avenues of assessment have significantly altered the essential mission of earlier criticism from the era of the École de Dakar. Rather than defining what is African in...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-147
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... triumphed in 1959 and even that figment ended too embargoed. John Storm Roberts, a British expatriate versed in African sounds, became the U.S. champion of Black Music of Two Worlds and The Latin Tinge, as suredly linking habanera to blues, salsa to bugalú and the Puerto Rican Cuban continuum. But Ned...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... is a moment in a short story by a contemporary Hindi writer, Uday Prakash, where in the loss of a language what is also seen is the arrival of the triumphalist West. The protagonist of Prakash’s tale is a Hindi poet, Paul Gomra. His real name is Ram Gopal Saksena, but upon witnessing the...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
... through his instillation of appreciation for the family s African heritage.7 Pete Beveridge recalls that thanks to Thorgues, as one of a small number of Liberians living in New York in the 1920s and 30s, the Sie house hold occasionally served as a meeting place for Liberian expatri- ates and other...
Published: 02 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386056-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8605-6
... reigning political and cultural hegemonies. Among its advocates were writers from French colonies in Africa and the Caribbean such as Birago Diop, Aimé Césaire, Etienne Léro, Léon Damas, Jules Monnerot, and Jean Price-Mars, many of whom supported institutions such as the Société Afri- caine de la Culture...
Published: 11 September 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1234-4
... more space to fill but even so could never print all the letters, poems, and questions it received. Print Media, the Swahili Language 185 While this was often a source of frustration to aspirant writers whose work was not published, it reminds us that in the 1920s and 1930s, the line between those...
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012009-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1200-9
... projects. Everyone was forced to sing for their supper and play what their fellow expatriates were willing to pay to hear. And this, very often, was shesh- o- hasht. 46 chapter One dance and dance music in the diaspOra The association between shesh- o- hasht and Tehrangeles stems from the very earliest...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... Montmartre in the late nineteenth century and reached the United States after American expatriates developed a par tic u lar affinity for cabaret culture in the 1920s and 1930s. Critics estimate that U.S. cabaret began around the 1930s and peaked from 1945 to 1963.7 Robert Connolly generally concurs with...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377641-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7764-1
... bolster the allure of something else, seems a telling distillation of the work of the objectified female, generally, in American commodity culture. All three of these gendered identities were picked up, remodeled, exploited, and explored as figures for selfhood by fiction writers and other...