Yesterday, we posted a handful of the new books currently on display here at the library. Today, we continue with a selection of those books pertaining to the arts, identity, and untold stories of the African Diaspora. Click on the links below for more information, or come see us at the Stone Center Library:
- Afro-Caribbean Poetry and Ritual. 2010. Paul A. Griffith
“Focusing on orally transmitted cultural forms in the Caribbean, this book reaffirms the importance of myth and symbol in folk consciousness as a mode of imaginative conceptualization.”
- Creating Black Caribbean Ethnic Identity. 2010. Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot.
“Lorick-Wilmore (sociology, Northeastern U.) explores the specific role and functions of community-based organizations in the creation of Black ethnic identity options for Caribbean immigrants in New York City.”
- Allegory and Meaning: Reading African, African American, and Caribbean Literature. 2010. Ikenna Dieke.
“Allegory and Meaning is the study of the allegorical-cum-symbolic mode in selected African, African American, and Caribbean literary works. It argues that the domain of allegory in these works constitutes, at bottom, a contested site of paradoxes. The discussion of these African, African American, and Caribbean writers’ use of the allegorical mode is a serious attempt to recover the subtext of their works.”
- Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World. 2010. Solimar Otero.
- Untold Histories: Black people in England and Wales during the period of the British slave trade, c. 1660-1807. 2009. Kathleen Chater.
“This book looks at the experiences of the average black person in England and Wales during the period of the British slave trade. . . This book overturns many of the conventional assumptions that have been made about their lives. They were not enslaved, stigmatised outsiders but woven into English society as government officials, defenders of the country, tradesmen, entertainers and founders of families who have left a legacy of their presence in the form of descendants that in some cases can be traced to the present day.”
Stay tuned! Coming tomorrow: new books on African and African-American religions.