Black subjects : identity formation in the contemporary narrative of slavery /
by Keizer, Arlene R.Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2004Description: xiii, 200 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0801440955 (cloth : alk. paper); 0801489040 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Walcott, Derek. Dream on Monkey Mountain | Blacks in literature | Slave trade in literature | African Americans in literature | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Caribbean literature (English) -- History and criticism | American fiction -- History and criticism. -- 20th century | Slavery in literatureOnline resources: Table of contents
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Epoka University Library
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -198) and index.
Introduction : "the middle passage never guessed its end" : New World slavery in contemporary literature -- Beloved : ideologies in conflict, improvised subjects -- Being, race, and gender : Black masculinity and western philosophy in Charles Johnson's works on slavery -- The chosen place, the timeless people : late capitalism in the Black Atlantic -- Performance, identity, and mulatto aesthetics in Derek Walcott's Dream on Monkey Mountain -- The geography of the Apocalypse : incest, mythology, and the fall of Washington city in Carolivia Herron's Thereafter Johnnie -- Conclusion : one lives by memory, not by truth.