By Wendy Walters
In At domestic in Diaspora, Wendy Walters investigates the paintings of Himes, Cliff, and 3 different twentieth-century black overseas writers—Caryl Phillips, Simon Njami, and Richard Wright—who have lived in and written from international locations they don't name domestic. not like different authors in exile, these of the African diaspora are doubly displaced, first by way of the discrimination they confronted at domestic and back by means of their lifestyles in another country. all through, Walters means that within the absence of a recoverable land of starting place, the belief of diaspora involves symbolize a house that's not singular or exclusionary. during this method, writing in exile is far greater than a literary functionality; it's a profound political act.
Wendy W. Walters is assistant professor of literature at Emerson College.
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