Postcolonial slavery

an overview of colonialism"s legacy
  • 181 Pages
  • 0.94 MB
  • English

Cambridge Scholars , Newcastle
Slavery, Postcoloni
Statementedited by Charlotte Baker and Jennifer Jahn.
ContributionsBaker, Charlotte, 1976-, Jahn, Jennifer.
LC ClassificationsHT867 .P67 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 181 p. ; 22 cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23192976M
ISBN 101443801038
ISBN 139781443801034
LC Control Number2009286319

Postcolonial Slavery: An Overview of Colonialism’s Legacy, Edited by Charlotte Baker and Jennifer Jahn This book first published Cambridge Scholars Publishing 12 Back Chapman Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2XX, UK British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

This collection of eight essays by research students and academics from the UK, France, Germany and the USA examining different forms and manifestations of postcolonial slavery underlines the significance of the yearmarking the bicentennial anniversary of the passage of the British law banning the slave trade.

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Text Preview As a postcolonial United States absconded from the political, cultural and economic ways of Great Britain, imperialism remained as a consequence of the human colonialism of slavery.

Steve Unseen’s adaptation of 12 Years a Slave depicts the legacy of slavery and racism, and its relation to the African American Diaspora. The history of Haiti’s transition from slave colony to post-colonial republic is an absolutely remarkable story of successful anti-colonial resistance, a classic case and indeed the original case that has inspired many post-colonial and anti-racist theorists ever since (on how his Haitian experience affected the writings of Frederick Douglass – the American-American US ambassador to Haiti ofsee Gilroy.

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Olivette Otele FRHistS (born ) is an historian and Professor of the History of Slavery at Bristol is Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society, and Chair of Bristol's Race Equality Commission.

She is an expert on the links between history, memory, and geopolitics in relation to French and British colonial pasts. His autobiography, published inwas so widely read and influential that it helped spark the Slave Trade Act ofending slavery in Britain and its colonies.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Achebe’s novel is an urgent, complex read, a true classic. POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”.

The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the. "Postcolonial literature is a body of literary writings that reacts to the discourse of colonization. Post-colonial literature often involves writings that deal with issues of de-colonization or the political and cultural independence of people formerly subjugated to colonial rule.

It is an excellent analysis of slave memory in South Africa, from a post-colonial feminist perspective. There are all sorts of interesting leads and asides and one of the great strengths of this book is the depth and breadth of the scholarship, with an excellent bibliography and chapter notes/5.

Your next book is an autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself. This is a unique and really special book, a full-length autobiography of a man who experienced every aspect of what slavery was.

Equiano was born in the s in what is now Nigeria. Known as the originator of the slave narrative, Olaudah Equiano published his autobiography in in order to capture the humiliations suffered by slaves at the hands of their owners as well as to condemn the slave trade as an inhumane institution.

What is slavery to me. is the first full-length study of slave memory in the South African context, and examines the relevance and effects of slave memory for contemporary negotiations of South African gendered and racialised identities.

It draws from feminist, postcolonial and memory studies and is therefore interdisciplinary in approach.5/5(1).

“To fail to differentiate one thing — imperialism and colonialism — with the institution of slavery, which was an unimaginable evil from beginning to end, is a mistake,” Mr. Roberts said. Her book has been widely reviewed and is considered a classic in postcolonial studies.

Her second book, Ghosts of Slavery: A Literary Archeology of Black Women’s Lives (Minnesota ), challenges the equation of subaltern agency with resistance and self-determination, and introduces new ways to examine black women’s negotiations for power within the constraints of slavery.

The book has fourteen sections, each dealing with a major concept or issue in post-colonial theory. Each section is introduced by the editors and includes up to seven extracts from various theorists. As well as fundamental post-colonial issues, such as Language, Place, History and Ethnicity, it also.

As such, Ares brings to the fore the fact that, until recently, “there has been little room for the violent histories of colonialism and slavery in the dominant Dutch self-representation of the Netherlands as a highly moral, innocent and colour-blind nation” (Deen 15).

The arrival of Rosa thus disrupts both the Ares society as well as. Patterson, who is currently the John Cowles professor of sociology at Harvard University, reflects on this era in his latest book, The Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Postcolonial Predicament.

Oroonoko is anti-slavery novel in which Mrs. Behn sets an axample to be followed by other women novelists to write in a new field and to fight against strongly built unjust politico-socio-economic institution.

Aphra Johnson Behn (), known as Aphra or Afra Behn,3 was an English woman writer from the Restora-tion period (). Utilizing excavated memory, archival history, and employing the work of performance and postcolonial theorists, the author examines Native American slavery and captivity in the Spanish Colonial.

Postcolonialism By Nasrullah Mambrol on April 6, • (32). A critical analysis of the history, culture, literature and modes of discourse on the Third World countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean Islands and South America, postcolonialism concerns itself with the study of the colonization (which began as early as the Renaissance), the decolonization (which involves winning back and.

The book that made him famous, his History of Jamaica Long’s racism was flexible enough to make the transition from being a defence of slavery to a justification for colonialism: he was a. Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing, is an astonishing epic set in Ghana and the United States, about the legacy of slavery through attracted a.

Though slavery goes back to ancient times, the emergence of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade in the mid-fifteenth century created a racial hierarchy in Africa that legitimized the expropriation of Africans' labor by force.[footnoteRef:2] This racial hierarchy existed, in modified form, in South Africa as late as ; called "apartheid," it was a.

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Major authors on postcolonial theory focus, in various degrees, on post-structuralism (BhabhaSaidSpivak ), psychology (), materialism (Parrycited under Textbooks, and Huggan ), and cultural studies (McLeodcited under Textbooks), which is at the center of postcolonial studies as general, these authors deploy a complex and highly.

Consequently, colonialism and slavery had the ability to affect the colonized people and its colonizers. Regardless, McQueen forces the viewer to sit through the 2 hours and 13 minutes entirely (unlike a book which one is able to put down at any time).

February Istanbul, Turkey Proceedings of INTCESS 2nd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences ISBN: 2 IDENTITY The question of identity is the most controversial issue in postcolonial time and literature and it can be.

Post colonial studies: the key concepts / Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths & Helen Tiffin. – 2nd ed.

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Previous ed. published under title: Key concepts in post-colonial studies. “Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge.” Includes bibliographical references and index. Colonies–Dictionaries. As I have just explained, viewing The Book of Negroes through a postcolonial lens helped me make important connections between the text and postcolonial theory, but it was eye opening in other ways.

While North-American slavery is usually associated with the United States, the novel points to Canada’s own sad history of race relations. SLAVERY AND THE SLAVE TRADE IN PRE-COLONIAL AFRICA by Perbi Fulbright-Scholar-in-Residence Manchester College Indiana, U.S.A.

Paper delivered on 5th April at the Univ. of Illinois, U.S.A. Introduction Slavery and the Slave Trade have been age old institutions and practices in almost every continent in the world.Best books on Colonialism and Empire, recommended by leading experts.

The Atlantic slave trade, Africa, Tibet, Byzantium, Vikings and more all covered.ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxi, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm: Contents: Introduction: postcolonial slavery / Charlotte Baker and Jennifer Jahn --The expositions coloniales: a visual enslavement of the colonial other?/ Kathryn Dale --Imagining "freedom": the rhetoric of slavery in French-language writing about .