Rewriting Exodus : American futures from Du Bois to Obama / Anna Hartnell

Author(s): Hartnell, Anna
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Subjects: African Americans--Intellectual life
United States--Race relations--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Series: Decolonial studies, postcolonial horizons
Decolonial studies, postcolonial horizons
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xii, 283 p. ; 23 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2011500439
ISBN: 9780745329567 (hbk.)
ISBN: 074532956X (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780745329550 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0745329551 (pbk.)
Contents: Re-reading America : Barack Obama -- Double consciousness and the master/slave dialectic : W.E.B. Du Bois -- Excavating the promised land : Martin Luther King -- Reclaiming 'Egypt' : Malcolm X -- Transcending the nation : Toni Morrison's Paradise -- Conclusion : Exodus and return in post-Katrina New Orleans
Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-274) and index
Summary: Traces the concept of Exodus as a powerful narrative of liberation for pivotal black thinkers and explores its significance for contemporary America. Suggests new ways of thinking about America's relationship with race, the Middle East, and the wider postcolonial world
OCLC Number: 607977695
ISBN/ISSN: 9780745329567