African, Lusophone, and Afro-Hispanic Cultural Dialogue
African, Lusophone, and Afro-Hispanic Cultural Dialogue is a collection of essays of broad historical and geographic scope that advances analytical perspectives regarding a highly transcultural and changing African continent enmeshed in the vestiges of slavery and colonialism and the complex dynamics of post-colonialism. Mostly grounded in literary studies, the essays discuss the interconnections between Africa and its Lusophone and Afro-Hispanic diaspora. Particular focus is given to how they relate to the politics of identity and assimilation, migration and displacement, the concept of “nation”, Eurocentrism and racial essentialisms, as well as Black aesthetics.
Yaw Agawu-Kakraba is Professor of Spanish at Pennsylvania State University. His essays on contemporary Spanish narrative and theatre have appeared in several leading academic journals across the globe. His publications also include Postmodernity in Spanish Fiction and Culture. He co-directs ICALLAS, a bi-annual conference on Afro-Hispanic studies held at the University of Ghana.
Komla Aggor is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas Christian University (TCU). An expert in 20- and 21st-century Spanish theatre, his research and publications deal with authors and trends in Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. He is co-director of ICALLAS, a bi-annual conference on Afro-Hispanic studies held at the University of Ghana.
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