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Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka  

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(1934– )African American playwright, poet, and activist born in Newark, New Jersey, as Everett LeRoi Jones. Throughout his career he has used his writing as an extended polemic against American ...
August Wilson

August Wilson  

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(b. Pittsburgh, Pa., 27 April 1945)Poet turned playwright who leaped to fame with Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984), the first in his heavily symbolic cycle of plays depicting the ...
Créolité

Créolité  

Literary and cultural theory elaborated in the 1980s by a small group of Francophone authors from the Caribbean, particularly Martinique and Guadeloupe, the most prominent of whom are Patrick ...
diaspora, the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Jews living outside Israel; the dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel.

The main diaspora began in the 8th–6th centuries bc...

ethnicity

ethnicity  

A term for the ethnic group to which people belong. Usually it refers to group identity based on culture, religion, traditions, and customs. In some contexts, it is a “politically correct” term ...
Frank Chin

Frank Chin  

(1940– )American playwright and manager. After university Chin was a writer for King Broadcasting in Seattle and a lecturer in Asian-American studies. In 1972 he established a workshop in San ...
négritude

négritude  

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[nay-gri-tood]The slogan (literally ‘negro-ness’) of a cultural movement launched by black students in Paris in 1932, subsequently influencing many black writers, especially in the French-speaking ...
postcolonial literature

postcolonial literature  

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A category devised to replace and expand upon what was once in Britain called Commonwealth Literature. As a label, it thus covers a very wide range of writings from countries that were once colonies ...
Sholem Aleichem

Sholem Aleichem  

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1859–1916)Yiddish writer.Born in the Jewish village of Pereyaslav, Poltava province, in the Ukraine, Sholem Aleichem was educated at nearby Voronkov, whose inhabitants were the models for the ...
Sholem Asch

Sholem Asch  

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(1880–1957)Polish-born Jewish novelist and playwright, who wrote in Yiddish.Asch was born in Kutno, the fifteenth child of a dealer in cattle and sheep. He was educated in Hebrew schools before ...
transcultural

transcultural  

The movement of ideas, influences, practices, and beliefs between cultures and the fusions that result when the ideas, influences, practices, and beliefs of different cultures come together in a ...
W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois  

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(1868–1963)Founding figure of black Cultural studies, writer, sociologist, economist and activist, of whom it has been said he attempted virtually everything possible to overcome western racism short ...

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