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By Monique-Adelle Callahan

ISBN-10: 0199743061

ISBN-13: 9780199743063

Between the Lines examines the function of 3 ladies poets of African descent--Frances Harper, Cristina Ayala, and Auta de Souza--in shaping the literary heritage of the Americas. regardless of their various geographic destinations, each one shared universal matters and wrestled of their works with the sociopolitical predicaments of the past due 19th century. Their verse vigorously tested slavery and faced the existential fight opposed to limitations imposed by means of race, kingdom, and gender.

The writers every one conceived of the poem as a dynamic discussion board the place new ideas of person and collective freedoms can be imagined. of their paintings readers come upon the poem as a domain of cross-cultural alternate, a literary area within which the limits of state will be redefined. Between the Lines areas nationwide poetics in a world economic system of identities, histories and languages. It appears to poetry to illustrate how humans translate from one cultural or linguistic area to a different, how literary expression writes identities, and the way language is used to conceptualize history.

The e-book is the 1st to juxtapose Cuba, Brazil and the USA in a research of nineteenth-century women's poetry, and the 1st to incorporate the Lusophone literary culture in a comparative research of African descendants in Latin the US, the united states, and the Caribbean. With shut readings and expertly rendered translations, Monique-Adelle Callahan situates the paintings of those 3 poets in a hemispheric context that opens up their writing to new interpretations and expands the definition of "African American" literature.

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