The Cultural Politics of Paul Robeson and Richard Wright: Theorizing the African Diaspora
Center for Africana Studies
Confronted with the task of defining what it meant to be black in an anti-black world, early cultural critics faced intellectual, existential, and political challenges. This paper focuses on how Paul Robeson and Richard Wright met these challenges in the post-World War Two period. The author explores the way that Robeson and Wright’s biographies and writings shed light on the ambiguities inherent in theorizing the African Diaspora.
Paul Robeson, Richard Wright, Robeson, cultural, cultural poliltics, Africa, African Diaspora, Diaspora