Justine McConnell

Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora Since 1939

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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.
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EDITION
© 2013
TYPE
Hardcover
ISBN
9780199605002
LANGUAGE
English
PAGES
336
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