M'Baye, Babacar. The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influences in Early Black Diasporan Narratives.

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M'Baye, Babacar. The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influences in Early Black Diasporan Narratives. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2009, 247 pp. ISBN: 978-1-60473-233-7.

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This work explores relationships among African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-British narratives of enslavement 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 to examine the work of Pan-African trickster icons, such as Leuk (Rabbit)...

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