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The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

Babacar M'Baye

Abstract

In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. This book explores relationships among African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British narratives of slavery and of New World and British oppression and what African influences brought to these diasporic expressions. Using an interdisciplinary method that combines history, literary theory, cultural studies, anthropology, folklore, and philosophy, it examines the work of Pan-African trickster icons, such as Leuk (Rabbit), Golo (Monkey), Bouki (H ... More

Keywords: African diaspora, African American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-British narratives, slavery, New World, British oppression, folklore, resistance strategies, early black writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732337
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732337.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Babacar M'Baye, author