The Resource After Canaan: : essays on race, writing, and region, Wayde Compton, (ebook)

After Canaan: : essays on race, writing, and region, Wayde Compton, (ebook)

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After Canaan: : essays on race, writing, and region
Title
After Canaan:
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essays on race, writing, and region
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Wayde Compton
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Language
eng
Summary
After Canaan, the first nonfiction book by acclaimed African Canadian poet Wayde Compton, repositions the North American discussion of race in the wake of the tumultuous twentieth century. 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. Compton marks the passing of old modes of antiracism and multiculturalism, and points toward what may or may not be a "post-racial" future, but will without doubt be a brave new world of cultural perception. After Canaan is a brilliant and thoughtful consideration of African (North) American culture as it attempts to redefine itself in the Obama era
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1972-
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Compton, Wayde
Dewey number
305.800971
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Post-racialism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Race in literature
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
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After Canaan: : essays on race, writing, and region, Wayde Compton, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781551523873
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11856103
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remote
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11856103
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MWT11856103
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
After Canaan: : essays on race, writing, and region, Wayde Compton, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781551523873
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11856103
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11856103
System control number
MWT11856103
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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