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Black Radical Tragic"Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"$
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Jeremy Matthew Glick

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479844425

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.001.0001

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Tshembe’s Choice

Tshembe’s Choice

Lorraine Hansberry’s Pan-Africanist Drama and Haitian Revolution Opera (for Wesley Brown)

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(p.170) 4 Tshembe’s Choice
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Black Radical Tragic
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Jeremy Matthew Glick

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0006

I engage the pan-Africanist drama of Lorraine Hansberry to talk about questions of scale, leadership, internationalism, and gender in her work. I pay attention to her play Les Blancs as it relates to the formulation of “the reluctant warrior” à la Assata Shakur as well as how Hansberry’s Haitian Revolution opera relates to world systems theory.

Keywords:   Lorraine Hansberry, scale, gender, world systems theory, Assata Shakur, “reluctant warrior”

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