Africa and Trans-Atlantic Memories: Literary and Aesthetic Manifestations of Diaspora and History
The Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the concomitant enslavement of Africans created an enduring connection between Africa and the scattered communities of peoples of African origins in the Americas and elsewhere. These tragic events of slavery have profoundly influenced the literary imagination, whether in Africa, Europe or the Americas. The authors in this collection explore the ways in which trans-Atlantic constructions of this historical experience find expression in the literary mode.
Lovejoy, Paul E.
Trotman, David V.
Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Paul E. Lovejoy and David V. Trotman, Africa and Trans-Atlantic Memories: Literary and Aesthetic Manifestations of Diaspora and History (New Brunswick NJ: Africa World Press, 2008)