This multilingual reader brings together literary and cultural critics from Africa, Europe, and the Americas to validate and re-evaluate the legitimacy of Afro-Brazilian studies and culture as a field of academic inquiry worthy of canonical inclusion. The thirty two multifaceted essays adopt an interdisciplinary approach in order to uncover the intellectual nature of Afro-Brazilian cultural production. Issues addressed include race relations, Afro-Atlantic Diaspora, gender, sexuality, identity formation, cultural diversity, performance, and popular culture. Contributors are Kim Butler, Henry Drewal, Anani Dzidzienyo, Steven White, Carolyn Richardson Durham, Joel Zito Araújo, Edimilson de Almeida Pereira, Cuti (Luiz Silva), Zilá Bernd, Niyi Afolabi, Cheryl Sterling, Emanuelle Oliveira, Bolaji Campbell, Lesley Feracho, Moema Parente Augel, Ronald Augusto, Dawn Duke, Maria Nazareth Fonseca, Eduardo de Assis Duarte, Márcio Barbosa, Manuel García Castellón, Fábio Durão, and John Rex Gadzekpo.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Africa World Press (July 16, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds