African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts

Crossing the Strait
Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • erschienen am 28. April 2015
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  • 306 Seiten
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Around the turn of 21st Century, Spain welcomed more than six million foreigners, many of them from various parts of the African continent. How African immigrants represent themselves and are represented in contemporary Spanish texts is the subject of this interdisciplinary collection. Analyzing blogs, films, translations, and literary works by contemporary authors including Donato Ndongo (Ecquatorial Guinea), Abderrahman El Fathi (Morocco), Chus Gutirrez (Spain), Juan Bonilla (Spain), and Bahia Mahmud Awah (Western Sahara), the contributors interrogate how Spanish cultural texts represent, idealize, or sympathize with the plight of immigrants, as well as the ways in which immigrants themselves represent Spain and Spanish culture. At the same time, these works shed light on issues related to Spains racial, ethnic, and sexual boundaries; the appeal of images of Africa in the contemporary marketplace; and the role of Spains economic crisis in shaping attitudes towards immigration. Taken together, the essays are a convincing reminder that cultural texts provide a mirror into the perceptions of a society during times of change.
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Debra Faszer-McMahon is Associate Professor of Spanish at Seton Hill University, USA, and Victoria L. Ketz is Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of Foreign Languages at Iona College, USA.
  • Intro
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Foreword: Empathy, Ambivalence, and the Movement of Critique: A Prologue by Brad Epps
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Representations of Africa in Twenty-First-Century Spain: Literatures and Cultures Crossing the Strait
  • 1 Mediated Moralities of Immigration: Metaphysical Detection in Marta Sanz's Black, black, black
  • 2 What Happens on the Other Side of the Strai(gh)t? Clandestine Migrations and Queer Racialized Desire in Juan Bonilla's Neopicaresque Novel Los príncipes nubios (2003)
  • 3 Alienation in the "Promised Land": Voices of Maghrebi Women in the Theater of Antonia Bueno
  • 4 Searching for Justice in Return to Hansala by Chus Gutiérrez: Cultural Encounters between Africa and Europe
  • 5 Celebrity, Diplomacy, Documentary: Javier Bardem and Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony
  • 6 Tales of Two Shores: The Re-Establishment of Dialogue across the Strait of Gibraltar
  • 7 Parejas Mixtas: African-Spanish Couples in Cyberspace
  • 8 Oikos and the "Other": Humanizing the Immigrant in Donato Ndongo's El metro
  • 9 Ekomo's Interventions
  • 10 Unveiling Spain: Representation of the Female Body as a Metaphor for Contesting Orientalist Ideology
  • 11 Grave Politics: Fighting Ventriloquism in the Maghreb
  • 12 African Poetics in Spain: Um Draiga and the Voices of Contemporary Saharawi Poetry
  • 13 Abderrahman El Fathi: An Averroist Perspective of His Poetry
  • Appendix: List of Works by Genre Addressed in This Volume
  • Index
'This collection of essays provides readers with both specific and theoretical explorations of Spain's most pressing issue today: a new presence of Africa. Every essay answers in its own way a fundamental question: How is Spain's relation to Africa changing in this age of globalization? The contributors deal with the complexity of this new cultural reality with sophistication and deep understanding.'
Michael Ugarte, University of Missouri, USA

'This rich and exciting collection of essays offers insightful readings of literature, film, music, art, websites and blogs produced by Spaniards, African immigrants and African authors from Morocco, Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea. It is a must read for anybody interested in issues of race, gender, agency, power and representation.'
Daniela Flesler, Stony Brook University, USA

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