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AfromodernismsParis, Harlem and the Avant-Garde$
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Fionnghuala Sweeney and Kate Marsh

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748646401

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.001.0001

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Afromodernisms – Black Modernist Practice in Contemporary Context

(p.1) Introduction

Fionnghuala Sweeney

Edinburgh University Press

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to suggest the place of black experience and its expressive forms at the centre of modernism by exploring the productive crossroads between nationalism and internationalism, gender and sexuality, and the aesthetic politics and politicised aesthetics of black artistry. The book also points to Afromodernisms as a plurality of aesthetic responses to the extraordinary nature of black experience. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   black writers, black artists nationalism, internationalism, gender, sexuality, politics

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