Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem, Haiti and the Avant-garde

“This choice of ten essays makes a persuasive case for a black Atlantic literary renaissance and its influence on modernist experiences. The chapters stretch and problem present canonical configurations of modernism in methods: through contemplating the centrality of black artists, writers and intellectuals as key actors and middle presences within the improvement of a modernist avant-garde; and through interrogating ‘blackness’ as a cultured and political class at severe moments throughout the 20th century. this can be the 1st book-length e-book to discover the time period ‘Afromodernisms’ and the 1st examine to handle jointly the cognate fields of modernism and the black Atlantic.”

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Du Bois, cited in Contee, ‘Du Bois’, p. 16. 16. Hubert Harrison, cited in Lentz-Smith, Freedom Struggles, p. 158. 17. In France, for example, the national elections of 1919 brought the most conservative government to power since the 1870s. On French post-war politics see Benjamin F. Martin, France and the Après Guerre, 1918–1924: Illusions and Disillusionment (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999); Sîan Reynolds, France between the Wars: Gender and Politics (New York and London: Routledge, 1996).

On the history of lynching in America see W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880–1930 (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993); Paula Giddings, Ida: A Sword among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign against Lynching (New York: Amistad, 2008). 20. Jacqueline Jenkinson, Black 1919: Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009); Laura Tabili, ‘We Ask for British Justice:’ Workers and Racial Difference in Late Imperial Britain (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994).

58. Claude McKay, Banjo: A Story without a Plot (New York: Harper and Row, 1957), p. 14. 59. Claude McKay, A Long Way from Home (New York: L. Furman, 1937), p. 230. 60. Cited in Vincent, Keep Cool, p. 107. 61. Lloyd, Eugene Bullard, pp. 105–6. 62. Ibid. pp. 80–5. 63. On Josephine Baker’s stewardship of her own career, see Bennetta JulesRosette, Josephine Baker in Art and Life: The Icon and the Image (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007). 64. Stovall, Paris Noir, p. 88. 65. Langston Hughes, The Big Sea (New York: Hill and Wang, 1979), p.

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