INDEX
Adams, Reneto, 180
Adesokan, Akin, 82–83
aesthetics: black, 164–65, 176; dance-
hall and, 190; diaspora and, 5; haunt
and, 169; of possession, 148–49,
160–61, 163, 176; of Rastafari, 149
affinity, 6; black global, 7–8, 69;
diasporic, 5, 8; disavowal of, 8; for
England, 67–68; nationalism and,
13; queer, 193n9; queer diasporic,
9–10
African Diaspora studies, 5, 10
Alexander, M. Jacqui, 156–57, 194n10,
215n15
Amis, Kingsley, 69
Anderson, Lindsay, 84
andoumboulou: Mackey on, 175–76; in
The Pale Fox, 175. See also Bedouin
Hornbook (Mackey)
Andrews, Michael, 141
Archer, Petrine, 185
Arts Festival (Jamaica), 13–15
Aviance, Kevin, 99
Back- a- Wall (Kingston), 177, 219n1
Baldwin, James, 2, 7–8, 62–66, 192;
on Africans, 77–78; Americanness
in, 76–77; on Black American
subjectivity, 82; blackness and, 77;
on Cesaire, 82; civil rights move-
ment, support for, 79; on colonial
blacks, 78; on colonialism, 77; at
Congress of Negro Writers and
Artists, 75–78; The Fire Next
Time, 79; Go Tell It on the Moun-
tain, 63–64; on Lamming, 63, 73,
80–82, 90; on Lasebikan, 82–83;
on “Negro,” 89–90; “Princes and
Powers,” 62, 75–83; on Tutuola, 81;
US politics, investment in, 64–65;
West, relation to, 65; at West Indian
Students Association, 83–90. See
also Lamming, George
Baldwin’s Nigger, 83–90
Banton, Michael, 132, 134–35, 210n87;
black masculinity in, 135; on homo-
sexuality, 135; interracial relation-
ships in, 135
Baron, Alexander, 95. See also Lowlife,
The (Baron)
Barthes, Roland, 169
Baucom, Ian, 11, 114
Bedouin Hornbook (Mackey), 150, 167,
215n7; “Andoumboulou” poems,
168–69; Burning Spear in, 168;
haunt aesthetics of, 169; “Song of
the Andoumboulou,” 173. See also
Mackey, Nathaniel
Bergman, Ingrid, 51
Berk, Ernest, 214n116
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