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The Triumph Within: Carolina Maria de Jesus and Strategies for Black Female Empowerment in Brazil
Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature (2012)
  • Dawn Duke
Abstract

After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative analysis among the vast geographies that encompass African and African Diaspora studies. Scholars in the area of African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and American literature will be able to utilize the eleven essays in this edition to enhance classroom instruction and further academic research.

Hardback: 978-0-415-89627-6

Publication Date
December, 2012
Editor
Antonio D. Tillis
Publisher
Routledge
Citation Information
Dawn Duke. "The Triumph Within: Carolina Maria de Jesus and Strategies for Black Female Empowerment in Brazil" New York, OxfordCritical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dawn_duke/4/