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By Maria Diedrich, Henry Louis Gates, Carl Pedersen

This quantity of essays examines the pressured dispossession as a result of the center Passage. The ebook analyzes the texts, spiritual rites, monetary exchanges, dance, and song it elicited, either at the transatlantic trip and at the American continent. The totality of this assortment establishes a wide topographical and temporal context for the Passage that extends from the inner of Africa around the Atlantic and to the inner of the Americas, and from the start of the Passage to the current day. A collective narrative of itinerant cultural recognition as represented in histories, myths, and humanities, those contributions conceptualize the that means of the center Passage for African American and American background, literature, and lifestyles.

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The characteristics of the dances could vary greatly from one society to the other—each boasting the best dancers and unique styles,2 yet dance received in each the same consideration and was used for similar functions. Ceremonial or celebratory, dramatic or theatrical, parodic or satiric, it was pervasive everywhere. " It is highly symbolic and ironic that these performances should occur under the eye and whip of the slavers and their crew and on the deck of the slave ship. I shall therefore examine these dances' dual relation to the realities of the Middle Passage and to an African heritage.

The poetic text of the Middle Passage is a revisiting of the beginnings (among others, a return to fusion and possession of the mother), which alone can bring about subjecthood in its coincidence with a genesis of utterance against/with abjection. Finally, Claude Julien's "Surviving through a Pattern of Timeless Moments: A Reading of Caryl Phillips's Crossing the River" focuses on the three Phillips novels that hinge on the African diaspora. Reading Crossing the River as a fiction that perceives the diaspora as a global hurt, this chapter attempts to retrace the novelist's effort to match diegetic content and narrative structure through a fragmented narration that becomes a metaphor for fractured lives.

Number of Ships 943 272 2,198 2,570 70 Patterns in the Transatlantic Slave Trade 27 Table 5 American Ports of Disembarkation in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1662-1867, in Descending Order of Importance Port Rio de Janeiro Bahia Kingston (Jamaica) Cap Francais Bridgetown (Barbados) Martinique Havana Port-au-Prince Leogane Chesapeake Les Cayes St. Kitts Pernambuco St. George's (Grenada) Saint Marc Campos (Brazil) St. B. Du Bois Institute slave ship data set. ever, is the broad distribution among American regions.

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