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Bloomsbury Academic

Postapocalyptic Black Female Imagination, The

Postapocalyptic Black Female Imagination, The

ISBN-13: 9781350248557
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Exploring postapocalypticism in the Black literary and cultural tradition, this book extends the scholarly conversation on Afro-futurist canon formation through an examination of futuristic imaginaries in representative twentieth and twenty-first century works of literature and expressive culture by Black women in an African diasporic setting. The author demonstrates the implications of Afro-futurist literary criticism for Black Atlantic literary and critical theory, investigating issues of hybridity, transcending boundaries, temporality and historical recuperation. Covering writers including Octavia Butler, Edwidge Danticat, Nalo Hopkinson, Toni Morrison, Jesmyn Ward and Beyoncé, this book examines the ways Black women artists attempt to recover a raced and gendered heritage, and how they explore an evolving social order that is both connected to and distinct from the past.


  • | Author: Maxine Lavon Montgomery
  • | Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • | Publication Date: Jan 26, 2023
  • | Number of Pages: 188 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 135024855X
  • | ISBN-13: 9781350248557
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