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Identity, Displacement and Memory: A Decolonial Approach to Amerindian and African American Literature of the Americas

  • Author(s): Walter, Roland
  • et al.

In this essay, I will focus on this issue by briefly analyzing the representation of identitarian displacement in creative writings of Black and Amerindian authors from the Americas and thereby revealing the impact of the colonial past on present–day lived experience. In the final part, I will present a theoretical approach with which to examine the aesthetics of violence in multiethnic literature of the Americas.

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