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Kinship Across the Black Atlantic: Writing Diasporic Relations

Gigi Adair


This book considers the meaning of kinship across black Atlantic diasporas in the Caribbean, Western Europe and North America via readings of six contemporary novels. It draws upon and combines insights from postcolonial studies, queer theory and black Atlantic diaspora studies in novel ways to examine the ways in which contemporary writers engage with the legacy of anthropological discourses of kinship, interrogate the connections between kinship and historiography, and imagine new forms of diasporic relationality and subjectivity. The novels considered here offer sustained meditations on the ... More

Keywords: Kinship, Black Atlantic, Diaspora, Queer, Postcolonial, Fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620375
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620375.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gigi Adair, author