By Michelle D. Commander

ISBN-10: 0822363119

ISBN-13: 9780822363118

ISBN-10: 0822363232

ISBN-13: 9780822363231

In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D. Commander strains how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and tourists envision literal and figurative flight again to Africa as a way during which to heal the dispossession brought on by the slave alternate. via ethnographic, old, literary, and filmic analyses, Commander exhibits the ways in which cultural manufacturers resembling Octavia Butler, Thomas Allen Harris, and Saidiya Hartman have interaction with speculative thought of slavery, the religious realm, and Africa, thereby structuring the imaginary that propels destiny go back flights.  She is going directly to study Black american citizens’ cultural background tourism in and migration to Ghana; Bahia, Brazil; and a variety of websites of slavery within the US South to interrogate the ways in which a cadre of actors produces “Africa” and contests grasp narratives. Compellingly, those fabric flights don't continuously fulfill Black americans’ individualistic wishes for homecoming and liberation, top Commander to target the progressive percentages inherent in psychic speculative returns and to argue for the improvement of a Pan-Africanist stance that works to extra successfully deal with the modern resonances of slavery that exist around the Afro-Atlantic.

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