I gave a conference paper on (Re)Mapping the Black Atlantic at DePaul University in 2013. It was on the anniversary of Paul Gilroy’s seminal work The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness. I spoke on Sam Selvon’s short novel The Lonely Londoners and the idea of a desiring language – one that Frantz Fanon named as the urgency of ‘reciprocal recognitions.’ The conference paper was published just a month ago in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, a British journal.
The full-text of the article is here!
“The imperfect longing: Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners and the dance of doubt.”