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By Michelle D. Commander

In Afro-Atlantic Flight Michelle D. Commander strains how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and tourists envision literal and figurative flight again to Africa as a way in which to heal the dispossession because of the slave alternate. via ethnographic, old, literary, and filmic analyses, Commander indicates the ways in which cultural manufacturers resembling Octavia Butler, Thomas Allen Harris, and Saidiya Hartman interact with speculative considered slavery, the non secular realm, and Africa, thereby structuring the imaginary that propels destiny go back flights.  She is going directly to study Black american citizens’ cultural background tourism in and migration to Ghana; Bahia, Brazil; and numerous websites of slavery within the US South to interrogate the ways in which a cadre of actors produces “Africa” and contests grasp narratives. Compellingly, those fabric flights don't regularly fulfill Black americans’ individualistic wishes for homecoming and liberation, best Commander to target the progressive percentages inherent in psychic speculative returns and to argue for the advance of a Pan-Africanist stance that works to extra successfully deal with the modern resonances of slavery that exist around the Afro-Atlantic.

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