An Earnest Blackness (Hardcover)

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An Earnest Blackness (Hardcover)

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In this debut collection of personal essays, Eugen Bacon offers critical perspectives on blackness, Afrofuturism, colonialism, historicity, and (mis)recognition as she explores the untapped possibilities of speculative fiction. Using a variety of analytic, narrative, and anecdotal techniques, Bacon shares her experiences as an African Australian woman, mother, and writer who occupies a liminal space that is "betwixt" worlds and genres. She also considers work by "other" writers-ranging from Roland Barthes and Jorge Luis Borges to Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, and Sheree Ren e Thomas-in an effort to chart a path towards greater social and cultural truth. Literary, adventurous, and insightful, An Earnest Blackness excavates the world(s) that not only construct contemporary authorship but the fluid nature of identity itself.

Product Details ISBN: 9780999153581
ISBN-10: 0999153587
Publisher: Anti-Oedipus Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2022
Pages: 124
Language: English