Mapping the World Differently

Mapping the World Differently

African American Travel Writing About Spain

This book examines the rich collection of travel writing about Spain by twentieth-century African American writers as Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Frank Verby, surveying the ways in which such authors perceive Spain's place in the world. From the vantage point of Spain, these African American writers create transformative literary maps of the world that invite readers to reconsider their relations to others.

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Acknowledgments
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction. “A hunger to understand”
  • Chapter 1. Approaching African American Travel Writing about Spain
  • Chapter 2. “Moors as dark as me”: Mapping Spain in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Chapter 3. Frank Yerby’s 'Novel of Moorish Spain' and the Trans-Mediterranean
  • Chapter 4. “Spain was Baffling”: Locating the West in Richard 'Wright’s Pagan Spain'
  • Chapter 5. A Stranger in Spain? Lori Tharps’s 'Kinky Gazpacho'
  • Conclusion
  • Works Cited
  • Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans


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