Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem, Haiti and the Avant-Garde

Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem, Haiti and the Avant-Garde

Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem, Haiti and the Avant-Garde

Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem, Haiti and the Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Makes a persuasive case for a black Atlantic literary renaissance & its impact on modernist studies. These 10 new chapters stretch and challenge current canonical configurations of modernism in two key ways: by considering the centrality of black artists, writers and intellectuals as key actors and core presences in the development of a modernist avant-garde; and by interrogating 'blackness' as an aesthetic and political category at critical moments during the twentieth century. This is the first book-length publication to explore the term 'Afromodernisms' and the first study to address together the cognate fields of modernism and the black Atlantic.
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