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Richard Wright and the 1955 Bandung Conference

A Re-Evaluation of The Color Curtain

Babacar M'Baye

The Color Curtain reflects Richard Wright's problematical assessment of the 1955 Bandung Conference and his difficult attempts to reconcile his sincere denunciation of the consequences of colonialism and racism on people of Asian and African descent with his condescending representation of Third World nationalism during the middle of the twentieth century. The book reveals striking paradoxes in Wright's evaluation of a nationalism that he occasionally vilifies as an ideology that was grounded on impassioned and essentialist cultural or religious affiliations and feelings. Yet Wright's demeaning, elitist, and patronizing attitudes about Third World nationalism and cultures did not prevent him from identifying with the core spirit of the Bandung Conference. In his assessment of the summit, Wright occasionally reveals his admiration for a Third World nationalism that echoed his disparagement of Western racism and imperialism.

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Among Cannibals and Headhunters

Jack London in Melanesia

Keith Newlin

to its satire of racism,” for it is “deliberate in its racial transgressions” (2009: 146). In that story, Mauki, an exploited and viciously treated Solomon Islander, takes his revenge against a cruel overseer by torturing him before taking his head

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Stepping through the Silver Screen

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Anne Rees

tenements, widespread unemployment, and virulent racism. Fink later confessed that this poverty was completely unexpected, because “in Australia our perceptions of America were colored by Hollywood films.” She had anticipated an America that was “spotless

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Brian Yothers, Gillian Dooley, Guy Galazka, Peter Weisensel, Jackie Coon, Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, and David Cashman

lynching, suggesting, as Totten notes, both the extended mobility of African Americans during the early twentieth century and the substantial encroachments on that mobility created by institutional racism (3). Totten examines the ways in which African

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Making Friends of the Nations

Australian Interwar Magazines and Middlebrow Orientalism in the Pacific

Victoria Kuttainen and Sarah Galletly

predominantly criticized its role in fomenting racism and perpetuating colonialist myths of exoticism and fantasy. Though this is undoubtedly so, retrospective analyses yield the colonialist and racist investments of this material all too easily. David Walker

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Amy Cox Hall, Sergio González Varela, Jessica S.R. Robinson, Peter Weisensel, and David Wills

change, to explain Goncharov's lack of logical or ideological consistency. In a major insight, Bojanowska links Goncharov's racism to a turn in that direction in Russia about 1860, prefigured by the appearance of the word “race” in Russian dictionaries