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The Past is Present: The African-Canadian Experience in Lawrence Hill's Fiction (Canadiana 11 New edition)By: Christian J. Krampe (author)Hardback
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DescriptionThe Black tile in Canada's mosaic has long been neglected - in historiography, literary criticism and public discourse. African-Canadian literature sets out to correct this absence. This study provides an in-depth look into the fiction of one of African-Canadian literature's foremost writers, Lawrence Hill. His novels provide a counter-memory, an antidote to the forgetfulness and neglect which often characterize Canada's attitude towards its Black minority both past and present. Dominant collective memory versions are thus corrected to reflect a more faithful Canadian mosaic. Whether it is the enslavement of Blacks in Canada, de facto segregation or racial profiling - Hill narrates histories which have rarely been told before. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive analysis of Hill's historical fictions.
About AuthorChristian J. Krampe taught North American literature and culture at the University of Trier (Germany). He now teaches English and Social Sciences at a high school in Westphalia. His publications include articles on Canadian and US literature as well as teaching English as a foreign language.
ContentsContents: Collective memory - Maurice Halbwachs - Blacks in Canada - Black Loyalists - African-Canadian literature - Lawrence Hill's historical fiction - Faction vs. Historiographic Metafiction vs. Documentary Novel - The Slave Narrative - "The Book of Negroes" - "Any Known Blood" - "Some Great Thing" - Interview Lawrence Hill - Interview George Elliott Clarke.
- publication date: 18/10/2012
- ISBN13: 9783631625569
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 326
- ID: 9783631625569
- weight: 530
- ISBN10: 3631625561
- edition: New edition
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