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Author Meehan, Kevin, 1962-

Title People get ready : African American and Caribbean cultural exchange / Kevin Meehan
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 231 pages)
Series Caribbean studies series
Caribbean studies series (Jackson, Miss.)
Contents Theorizing African American and Caribbean contact : comparative approaches to cultural decolonization in the Americas -- Vested in the anonymous thousands : Arthur A. Schomburg as decolonizing historian -- Decolonizing ethnography : Zora Neale Hurston in the Caribbean -- Red pepper poetry : Jayne Cortez and cross-cultural saturation -- Mass media contact zones : Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the dialectics of our America
Summary Meehan offers historical and theoretical readings of Caribbean and African American interaction from the 1700s to the present. By analysing travel narratives, histories, creative collaborations, and political exchanges, he traces the development of African American/Caribbean dialogue through the lives and works of four key individuals: historian Arthur Schomburg, writer/archivist Zora Neale Hurston, poet Jayne Cortez, and politician Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aristide, Jean-Bertrand -- Influence.
Cortez, Jayne -- Influence.
Hurston, Zora Neale -- Influence.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938 -- Influence.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Anti-imperialist movements -- History.
Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Intellectual life.
Decolonization -- History.
Caribbean Area -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Caribbean Area.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009013371
ISBN 1282485466
1604732822 (electronic bk.)
9781604732825 (electronic bk.)