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After Canaan : essays on race, writing, and region
"Written from the perspective of someone who was born and lives outside of African American culture, it riffs on the concept of Canada as a promised land (or "Canaan") encoded in African American myth and song since the days of slavery. These varied essays, steeped in a kind of history rarely written about, explore the language of racial misrecognition (also known as "passing"), the failure of urban renewal, humor as a counterweight to "official" multiculturalism, the poetics of hip hop turntablism, and the impact of the Obama phenomenon on the way we speak about race itself."--Provided by publisher.
BIPOCblack literaturecultural studiesCanada
Post-racialism--CanadaMulticulturalism--CanadaRace in literatureCanada--Intellectual life--20th century
Arsenal Pulp Press
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