The Sovereignty of Quiet

The Sovereignty of Quiet

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African American culture is often considered expressive, dramatic, and even defiant. In The Sovereignty of Quiet, Kevin Quashie explores quiet as a different kind of expressiveness, one which characterizes a persona€™s desires, ambitions, hungers, vulnerabilities, and fears. Quiet is a metaphor for the inner life, and as such, enables a more nuanced understanding of black culture. The book revisits such iconic moments as Tommie Smith and John Carlosa€™s protest at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and Elizabeth Alexandera€™s reading at the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama. Quashie also examines such landmark texts as Gwendolyn Brooksa€™s Maud Martha, James Baldwina€™s The Fire Next Time, and Toni Morrisona€™s Sula to move beyond the emphasis on resistance, and to suggest that concepts like surrender, dreaming, and waiting can remind us of the wealth of black humanity.Marita Bonnera#39;s essay a€œOn Being Younga€”a Womana€”and Coloreda€ helps us to think about quiet as a consciousness that ... While significant events happena€”for example, the birth of her daughter, or her marriagea€”the narrative doesna#39;t treatanbsp;...

Title:The Sovereignty of Quiet
Author: Kevin Everod Quashie
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2012-07-25

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