Afro-Nostalgia Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture /

"African descent could not experience nostalgia. As a result, black lives have been predominately narrated through historical scenes of slavery and oppression. This phenomenon created a missing archive of romantic historical memories. Badia Ahad-Legardy mines literature, visual culture, perform...

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Main Author: Ahad-Legardy, Badia, 1974- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2021.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Summary:"African descent could not experience nostalgia. As a result, black lives have been predominately narrated through historical scenes of slavery and oppression. This phenomenon created a missing archive of romantic historical memories. Badia Ahad-Legardy mines literature, visual culture, performance, and culinary arts to form an archive of black historical joy for use by the African-descended. Her analysis reveals how contemporary black artists find more than trauma and subjugation within the historical past. Drawing on contemporary African American culture and recent psychological studies, Ahad-Legardy reveals nostalgia's capacity to produce positive emotions. Afro-nostalgia emerges as an expression of black romantic recollection that creates and inspires good feelings even within our darkest moments"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (pages cm)
ISBN:9780252052552
0252052552