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Black Post-BlacknessThe Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics$
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Margo Natalie Crawford

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041006

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252041006.001.0001

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Feeling Black Post-Black

(p.217) Epilogue
Black Post-Blackness

Margo Natalie Crawford

University of Illinois Press

This epilogue argues that feeling black post-black leads Black Arts Movement and 21st century artists to rethink how people live and create home in liminality. Crawford compares the images of home in Mat Johnson’s novel Loving Day and Nikki Giovanni’s poetry volume My House. This epilogue draws upon Nathanial Mackey’s theory of tidalectics (the circular dialectic of black aesthetics). Crawford unveils the love, sense of home, and anticipation that shape the tidalectics of black post-blackness.

Keywords:   Nathaniel Mackey, Mat Johnson, tidalectics, Nikki Giovanni, liminality

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