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Out of The Sun

Essays at the Crossroads of Race

«A towering achievement . . . Edugyan is one of our sharpest and deepest writers»

Entertainment Weekly

'A remarkable set of essays unlike anything else' - Kadish Morris, Guardian

As in her fiction, the essays in Out of the Sun demonstrate Esi Edugyan's commitment to seeking out the stories of Black lives that history has failed to record. Les mer

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'A remarkable set of essays unlike anything else' - Kadish Morris, Guardian

As in her fiction, the essays in Out of the Sun demonstrate Esi Edugyan's commitment to seeking out the stories of Black lives that history has failed to record. Written with the death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in the background, in five wide-ranging essays Edugyan reflects on her own identity and experiences as the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants.

She delves into the history of Western Art and the truths about Black lives that it fails to reveal, and the ways contemporary Black artists are reclaiming and reimagining those lives. She explores and celebrates the legacy of Afrofuturism, the complex and problematic practice of racial passing, the place of ghosts and haunting in the imagination, and the fascinating relationship between Africa and Asia dating back to the 6th Century.

With calm, piercing intelligence, and a refusal to think on anyone's terms but her own, Edugyan asks difficult questions about how we reckon with the past and imagine the future, and invites the reader to think alongside her in working out what the answers to these may be.

Detaljer

Forlag
Serpent's Tail
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
256
ISBN
9781788169905
Utgivelsesår
2022
Format
22 x 14 cm

Om forfatteren

Esi Edugyan's novel Washington Black was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and The Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her previous novel, Half Blood Blues won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor-General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Prize and the Orange Prize.

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«A towering achievement . . . Edugyan is one of our sharpest and deepest writers»

Entertainment Weekly

«A remarkable collection of essays on representation, race, identity and history. Not surprisingly, Out of the Sun is rich in stories, memory and the warmth of human experience ... gripping ... There are insights, ironies and nuances on every page: Edugyan must now be counted as one of the finest essayists of her generation, as well as one of the best novelists»

Matthew D'Ancona

«Edugyan is a magical writer»

Washington Post

«Strong, beautiful and beguiling»

Observer

«Poignant and political, Edugyan enjoys taking her readers where they are least expecting to go . . . shines a light on the present as well as the past.»

Irish Independent

«A pacey yet thoughtful exploration of freedom, and our moral compulsion to act»

Spectator

«In its breadth, beauty and candour, this is a beguiling collection. And if, after reading it you leave with more questions than you started - which might be a complaint in a lesser book - then I suspect it has achieved its aim»

Kuba Shand-Baptiste, Guardian

«Praise for Esi Edugyan: Wondrous ... gripping ... vivid and captivating»

Economist

«Magnificent and strikingly visual prose»

Financial Times

«Exquisite»

New York Magazine

«Stunning ... Out of the Sun provides an enlightening, multifaceted and thoroughly engrossing look at what blackness means and has meant through the centuries.»

Irish Times

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