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McConnell, Justine, author
Black odysseys : the Homeric Odyssey in the African diaspora since 1939 / Justine McConnell
Alternate Title Homeric Odyssey in the African diaspora since 1939
First Edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PN841 .M336 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Homer -- Influence
Homer. Odyssey
Subject(s) African diaspora
Literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Literature, Modern -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Homecoming in literature
Identity (Psychology) in literature
Physical Description x, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "Black Odysseys explores creative works by artists of ultimately African descent which respond to the Homeric Odyssey. Considering what the ancient Greek epic has signified for those struggling to emerge from the shadow of European imperialism, and how it has inspired anticolonial poets, novelists, playwrights, and directors, Justine McConnell examines twentieth- and twenty-first century works from Africa and the African diaspora."--Book jacket
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-300) and index
Contents Introduction: The Odysseys of Postcolonialism -- A Martiniquan Ithaca: Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal -- Invisible Odysseus and the Cyclops: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man -- The 'unread' Homer: Derek Walcott's Omeros and The Odyssey: A Stage Version -- A Deep South Odyssey: Jon Amiel's Sommersby -- Cross-cultural Nostoi: Wilson Harris's The Mask of the Beggar -- South African Penelopes: Njabulo Ndebele's The Cry of Winnie Mandela -- Coda: New directions: Jatinder Verma and Tara Arts -- Conclusion: Rewriting Odysseys
NOTE 536409
Series Classical presences

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