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Black Odysseys - a book by McConnell, Justine

Black Odysseys

The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora Since 1939

Black Odysseys( )
Author: McConnell, Justine
Series title:Classical Presences Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-960500-2
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $125.00
Book Description:

This book explores works from Africa and the African diaspora which respond to the Homeric Odyssey. As a founding text of the Western canon, and as a homecoming trope and quest for identity, the Odyssey has inspired writers who are simultaneously striving against and appropriating the very forms which had been used to oppress them.

Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Literary Criticism / American / African American
Literary Criticism / General
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.772 x 8.619 x 0.971 Inches
Book Weight:1.179 Pounds

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