By Bryan Cheyette
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Indd 31 18/10/13 7:25 AM 32 DIASPORAS OF THE MIND To be sure, Said’s identification with the ‘last Jewish intellectual’ was an act of risk-taking not least because it illustrates the power of metaphorical thinking. The difficulties in deciding whether the work of metaphor is ethically suspect or not are, as James Young has shown, deeply embedded in those who, after Arendt, wished to protect the victims of the Holocaust from the figurative realm which was said to expunge ‘actual’ history (Young 1988: 84).
For Jonathan and Daniel Boyarin, Jewishness in this account is identified ‘only with a lack, a neurotic attachment to a lost homeland’. In this reading, Hall fatally confuses Jewish nationalism, which aimed to negate the diaspora, with ‘Jewish diasporism’, which aims to preserve it. They conclude, in a not dissimilar argument to Williams in relation to the Palestinians, that Hall ‘banishes Jews from the brave new world of hybridity. Hall’s hybridity, as it would appear from this quote, must be purified – of Jews’ (Boyarin and Boyarin 13).
That is why the youthful Phillips – as a fellow ‘black man living in Europe’ – takes Frantz Fanon’s Antillean philosophy professor at his word: ‘Whenever you hear anyone abuse the Jews, pay attention, because he is talking about you’ (54), although, as I will show, Fanon does not always abide by this guidance. indd 36 18/10/13 7:25 AM I ntrod u ction 37 (1989), published shortly after The European Tribe. Phillips was well aware of the anxiety and necessity of appropriating Jewish history in relation to his own writing.
Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History by Bryan Cheyette