Exile: Taking Apart and Finding the Word

Baker Jr., Houston A.
January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p43
The article discusses the phenomenon of Diaspora or exile among African Americans in the U.S. The writers of the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s chose exile in the interest of modernity. And in their choice, they realized that the doubleness of Negro and American is neither more nor less a problem for expressive cultural wrestling than the doubleness and exilic fluencies of the Americas in general.


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