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AutochthonomiesTransnationalism, Testimony, and Transmission in the African Diaspora$
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Myriam J. A. Chancy

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043048

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043048.001.0001

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Subjectivity in MotionCaribbean Women’s (Dis)Articulations of Being

Subjectivity in MotionCaribbean Women’s (Dis)Articulations of Being

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(p.107) 3 Subjectivity in MotionCaribbean Women’s (Dis)Articulations of Being
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Autochthonomies
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Myriam J. A. Chancy

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043048.003.0004

In this chapter, Caribbean texts are situated within a crossroads space of intracultural, diasporic exchange to engage a reading practice that uncovers the importance of understanding such texts within the cultural, political, and transnational contexts of their production and dissemination. If, in the past, postcolonial practices focused on displacing, reshaping, or questioning the composition of literary canons, this chapter builds on the previous one to sidestep such questions, or rather to build upon them, by assuming that the utility of the text resides in what it can reveal best about human nature while engaging with the same care and advocacy the epistemes and gnosis of African Diasporic cultures. Texts analyzed include works by Frantz Fanon, Mayotte Capécia, and Mary Seacole.

Keywords:   (dis)articulation, Mary Seacole, Mayotte Capécia, Frantz Fanon, Subjectivity, (dis)identification, interpretive communities, af/filiation, kinship

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