By Wayde Compton
"Compton pushes us to seem underneath the surface—past these comforting stories of nationhood and racial solidarity—to the extra nebulous and ever-shifting fact. it is a very good and unique paintings that are supposed to be obligatory examining for any scholar of race and history."—Danzy Senna, writer of Caucasia
After Canaan, the 1st nonfiction ebook by means of acclaimed African Canadian poet Wayde Compton, repositions the North American dialogue of race within the wake of the tumultuous 20th century. Written from the viewpoint of somebody who was once born and lives outdoors of African American tradition, it riffs at the idea of Canada as a promised land (or "Canaan") encoded in African American fantasy and track because the days of slavery. those diverse essays, steeped in one of those historical past hardly written approximately, discover the language of racial misrecognition (also referred to as "passing"), the failure of city renewal, humor as a counterweight to "official" multiculturalism, the poetics of hip hop turntablism, and the influence of the Obama phenomenon at the approach we talk about race itself. Compton marks the passing of previous modes of antiracism and multiculturalism, and issues towards what may perhaps or is probably not a "post-racial" destiny, yet will surely be a courageous new global of cultural perception.
After Canaan is an excellent and considerate attention of African (North) American tradition because it makes an attempt to redefine itself within the Obama era.
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