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"Dis poem shall call names names": Naming in reggae culture, the example of dub poetry

Abstract : The question of names and naming emerged as a crucial concern in the cultures of the African diaspora as a way to resist the anonymity and loss of identity imposed upon slaves. Through examples taken from reggae culture and the subgenre known as dub poetry, this paper looks at how names imply a political and poetic use of language in black Atlantic cultures.
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David Bousquet. "Dis poem shall call names names": Naming in reggae culture, the example of dub poetry. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Société d'étude des pays du Commonwealth, 2013, 36 (1), pp.45-55. ⟨halshs-01283897⟩

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