CFP: Africa in India, India in Africa (5/15/04 & 8/30/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
John Hawley
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"Africa in India, India in Africa." Among the topics to be addressed
in this collection of essays will be the following: The Siddhis of
Gujarat, and contemporary interaction between African nations and south
Asia; The two waves of Indians to Africa; subsequent migration from and
within Africa in the 20th century; West Indian migration to Britain and
interaction with African immigrants in Britain; West Indian migration to
the US, and interaction with African Americans; Self-representations and
objectification by others in film, fiction, drama, etc.; Political and
economic interaction among local and immigrant communities. On a
broader theoretical plane, this collection of essays seeks 1) to address
postcolonial issues while avoiding the Eurocentric framework that that
term sometimes depends upon, 2) to consider the ramifications of
centuries of "globalizing" forces without depending upon what some
global theorists seem to see as originary, i.e., the American imperial
hegemony after the collapse of the Soviet Union, 3) to display and
analyze the varieties of diaspora that may heretofore have been
shortchanged in favor of U.S. immigration patterns. Abstract by 15 May
to John C. Hawley, Dept. of English, Santa Clara University, 500 El
Camino, Santa Clara CA 95053 (email: . Full paper
(5000-7000 words, MLA format) by end of August.

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