The Cultural Memory of Africa in African American and Black British Fiction, 1970-2000: Specters of the Shore.

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Kamali, Leila. The Cultural Memory of Africa in African American and Black British Fiction, 1970-2000: Specters of the Shore. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp.314, ISBN: 9781137584854.

This book offers a new approach to reading the cultural memory of Africa in African American fiction from the post-Civil Rights era and in Black British fiction emerging in the wake of Thatcherism. The critical period between the decline of the Civil Rights Movement and the dawn of the twenty-first century saw a deep contrast in the distinctive narrative approaches displayed by diverse African diaspora literatures in negotiating the crisis of representing the...

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