Title

Afro-Hispanic Experience and the Hispanic World of Grammar

Subject Area

Afro-Hispanic Studies

Abstract

In this paper I will present from a socio-historical perspective the effect of the Spanish language on the Afro-Hispanic text/ culture and the way black Hispanic reacted to the dominant discourse. As Ngugi Wa Thiongo onced put it, Language carries culture and culture carries the entire body of values by which we come to perceive ourselves and our place in the world. Language is inseparable from ourselves as a community of human beings with a specific form and character, a specific history, a specific relationship to the world. Of the Afro-Hispanic acts, the most lasting is the visionary expression of blackness as an important element within the Hispanic culture. Transatlantic black culture in the Americas has a philosophy of self-protection adaptable to the needs of non-specifically black Latin-American in search of their own space in the Hispanic world of grammar.

Brief Bio Note

Alain Lawo-Sukam

Associate Professor of Hispanic and Africana Studies
Department of Hispanic studies
Africana Studies Program
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Keywords

Afro-Hispanic, Latin American literature

Location

Room 212

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-26-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

3-26-2015 11:45 AM

Embargo

5-23-2017

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Afro-Hispanic Experience and the Hispanic World of Grammar

Room 212

In this paper I will present from a socio-historical perspective the effect of the Spanish language on the Afro-Hispanic text/ culture and the way black Hispanic reacted to the dominant discourse. As Ngugi Wa Thiongo onced put it, Language carries culture and culture carries the entire body of values by which we come to perceive ourselves and our place in the world. Language is inseparable from ourselves as a community of human beings with a specific form and character, a specific history, a specific relationship to the world. Of the Afro-Hispanic acts, the most lasting is the visionary expression of blackness as an important element within the Hispanic culture. Transatlantic black culture in the Americas has a philosophy of self-protection adaptable to the needs of non-specifically black Latin-American in search of their own space in the Hispanic world of grammar.