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The Practice of Diaspora

Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism

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$41.00 • £35.95 • €37.95

ISBN 9780674011038

Publication Date: 07/10/2003

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408 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 halftones, 6 line illustrations


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  • List of Illustrations
  • Prologue
  • 1. Variations on a Preface
    • Translating the Word Nègre
    • The Frame of Blackness
    • Race and the Modern Anthology
    • Border Work
    • A Blues Note
  • 2. On Reciprocity: René Maran and Alain Locke
    • Véritable Roman Nègre
    • A “Black Logic” of the Preface
    • Paris, Heart of the Negro Race
    • Encounter on the Rhine
    • The Practice of Diaspora
  • 3. Feminism and L’Internationalisme Noir: Paulette Nardal
    • Gender in Black Paris
    • Feminism and La Dépêche Africaine
    • Salons and Cercles d’Amis
    • Black Magic
    • Begin the Beguine
  • 4. Vagabond Internationalism: Claude McKay’s Banjo
    • Légitime Défense: Translating Banjo
    • Vagabond Internationalism
    • Diaspora and the “Passable Word”
    • The Boys in the Band
    • Black Radicalism and the Politics of Form
  • 5. Inventing the Black International: George Padmore and Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté
    • The Negro Worker
    • Black Collaboration, Black Deviation
    • Black Marxism in Translation
    • Toward a Francophone Internationalism
    • International African
  • Coda: The Last Anthology
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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