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Saidiya Hartman is the author of Lose Your Mother and Scenes of Subjection. A MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, she has also been a Guggenheim Fellow, Cullman Fellow, and Fulbright Scholar. She is a professor at Columbia University and lives in New York.

Inkluderar namnen: Saidiya Hartman, Saidiya Hartman

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There is so much to this book, encompassing the too often overlooked yet essential and visceral mesh of sex and race, the search for wholeness in otherness, the overcoming of shame, revulsion at our own lust and denied acceptance of who we are innately as well as the perverse worship of an alien false morality, which runs counter to our humanity. Read it! You wont be disappointed, but will come away with fresh hope and understanding.
RonSchulz | Jun 24, 2022 |
A beautifully written travelogue. Anyone with an interest in the black Atlantic slave trade can benefit from being exposed to some of the ideas in those book (though those ideas aren't all necessarily Hartman's). Having not yet read any of her more scholarly works, I was struck by the honesty of this book, though at times I found myself wondering what she was leaving out by focusing on her own experience. Maybe what's missing is found in her other text.
irrelephant | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 21, 2021 |
A really great book--Hartman traces her research journey through various slave trade sites in Ghana alongside her emotional reaction to them and the constant deferral of what she emotionally wants/needs out of that trip. There's so much going on in here about space and geography, and the collapsing of time that is super interesting, and Hartman is a really excellent writer. The way she weaves some sentences leaves a lot of "oh eff" moments, and I really feel like I have to revisit this when I'm not under a time crunch to finish it for class and think a lot more about questions about ghosts and haunting for myself (I'm always thinking about ghosts and haunting.)

Anyway, I really strongly encourage folks to read this, it's a great book that provides a lot of information alongside an emotional journey that's interesting and insightful to follow.
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aijmiller | 2 andra recensioner | Oct 5, 2017 |
I would call this book an historical memoir. Hartman, an African American historian, goes to Ghana to research the African slave trade, hoping to find some kind of sense of origin or family, but instead finds complexity upon complexity within tangles of human cruelty, pain and betrayal.

I found the title compelling and the cover art on the paperback haunting. I think the title speaks to the true displacement not just of those descended from the survivors of the Middle Passage, but of those left behind in a continent ravaged by outsiders for centuries. The book serves as a fine backdrop to understanding the continuing war on families and communities of African descent in the United States, not to mention the continuing abandonment of Africa by the rest of the world.… (mer)
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