Considering that Pan-Africanism as a political movement has somewhat to faded into history, nevertheless, this paper further analyzes the relationship between old Diasporic
African people (direct descendants of enslaved African people in the United States) and new Diasporic
African people (voluntary African immigrants to the U.S.
In chapter four, Valkeakari discusses the Windrush era of black diasporic
(5) ) Or that the immigrant writer Anzia Yezierska's shrill yet proud Hannah Breineh in her prize-winning story "The Fat of the Land" (1920), or Henry Roth's ironic Genya in Call It Sleep (1934) feature alienated mothers living an unhoused, displaced diasporic
life in the new world.
The creation and maintenance of communication networks become even more important to diasporic
populations whose identities are connected to being geographically dispersed while maintaining ties to the idea of a homeland (Georgiou, 2007; Karim, 2003a).
Similarly, multiculturalism has co-opted difference, losing its political force and its projects of social justice, and presenting a discourse that potentially assimilates and ghettoizes Caribbean diasporic
The book constitutes a valuable reference work which should be recommended to students and scholars of both contemporary British theatre and diasporic
culture and aesthetics
Here, Kang extends these discourses to diasporic
and global discourses.
It is primarily through the sharing of Am Na Ndam, coupled with the practice of listening, that we consider this process of transmission as diasporic
. To review, sharing occurs across the Atlantic from Thies, Senegal to Moncks Corner, South Carolina and diffused throughout the network alongside a circuitous exchange of material and knowledge.
After an introduction by the editors highlighting the plurality of India and its diaspora, the first section, "Setting the Diasporic
Stage," is meant to lay some historical groundwork.
Furthermore, the plays suggest that engaging with women of the past can be a catalyst for diasporic
women to reexamine their own identities and desires in ways that challenge the intersection of oppressions that Black British and Asian American women face.
In relation to race as performed, and 'an ontology of blackness' that DeFrantz and Gonzales argue extends 'beyond race' (p8), the authors work both to dig out African diasporic
origins as uniquely transfigured in American contexts, and embrace 'the notion of "black sensibilities"--the enlivened, vibrating components of a palpable black familiar' (p8).
The Boyarins' diasporic
thinking can be applied to diverse contemporary Jewish comedic texts like Roth's "The Conversion of the Jews," Englander's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," and Auslander's Hope, A Tragedy.