The African diaspora : African origins and new world identities / edited by Isidore Okpewho, Carole Boyce Davies, Ali A. Mazrui.

First paperback edition.
  • Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2001.
  • copyright 1999
1 online resource (xxviii, 566 pages) : illustrations


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The African Diaspora contributes to the debate between those who believe that the African origin of blacks in Western society is central to their identity and outlook and those who deny that proposition. Contributors include Niyi Afolabi, Adetayo Alabi, Celia M. Azevedo, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Eliana Guerreiro Ramos Bennett, LeGrace Benson, Ira Kincade Blake, Jack S. Blocker, Jr., Sharon Aneta Bryant, Michael J. C. Echeruo, Peter P. Ekeh, Patience Elabor-Idemudia, David Evans, Robert Elliot Fox, Andrea Frohne, Joseph E. Inikori, Joyce Ann Joyce, Joseph McLaren, Charles Martin, Ali A. Mazrui, Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure, Nkiru Nzegwu, Isidore Okpewho, Oyekan Owomoyela, Laura J. Pires-Hester, Richard Price, Sally Price, Jean Rahier, Sandra L. Richards, Elliott P. Skinner, Alvin B. Tillery, Jr., Keith Q. Warner, Maureen Warner-Lewis, and Kimberly Welch.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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In English.
  • An African diaspora : the ontological project / Michael J.C. Echeruo
  • Cultural reconfigurations in the African Caribbean / Maureen Warner-Lewis
  • The restoration of African identity for a new millennium / Elliott P. Skinner
  • Slaves or serfs? A comparative study of slavery and serfdom in Europe and Africa / Joseph E. Inikori
  • Modernity, memory, Martinique / Richard Price
  • Kinship and state in African and African American histories / Peter P. Ekeh
  • Wages of migration : jobs and homeownership among black and white workers in Muncie, Indiana, 1920 / Jack S. Blocker, Jr.
  • The significance of cognitive-linguistic orientation for academic well-being in African American children / Ira Kincade Blake
  • The relationship between place of birth and health status / Sharon Aneta Bryant
  • Images of Africa and the Haiti revolution in American and Brazilian abolitionism / Celia M. Azevedo
  • Our hunger is our song : the politics of race in Cuba, 1900-1920 / Kimberly Welch
  • The role of music in the emergence of Afro-Cuban culture / Antonio Benítez-Rojo ; translated by James Maraniss
  • The centrality of margins : art, gender, and African American creativity / Sally Price
  • Gabriela Cravo e Canela : Jorge Amado and the myth of the sexual mulata in Brazilian culture / Eliana Guerreiro Ramos Bennett
  • Gender and the new African diaspora : African immigrant women in the Canadian labor force / Patience Elabor-Idemudia
  • Horned ancestral masks, Shakespearean actor boys, and Scotch-inspired set girls : social relations in nineteenth-century Jamaican Jonkonnu / Sandra L. Richards
  • From folklore to literature : the route from roots in the African world / Oyekan Owomoyela
  • Blackness as a process of creolization : the Afro-Esmeraldian Décimas (Ecuador) / Jean Rahier
  • The (T)error of invisibility : Ellison and Cruz e Souza / Niyi Afolabi
  • Recover, not discover : Africa in Walcott's Dream on Monkey Mountain and Philip's Looking for Livingstone / Adetayo Alabi
  • Islam and the black diaspora : the impact of Islamigration / Ali A. Mazrui
  • From Legha to Papa Labas : New World metaphysical self/re-fashioning in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo / Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure
  • Diasporacentricism and black aural texts / Robert Elliot Fox
  • The reinterpretation of African musical instruments in the United States / David Evans
  • The concept of modernity in contemporary African art / Nkiru Nzegwu
  • Habits of attention : persistence of Lan Ginée in Haiti / LeGrace Benson
  • Representing Jean-Michel Basquiat / Andrea Frohne --Optic black : implied texts and the colors of photography / Charles Martin
  • Caribbean cinema, or cinema in the Caribbean? / Keith Q. Warner
  • The Emergence of Bilateral Diaspora Ethnicity among Cape Verdean-Americans / Laura J. Pires-Hester
  • Black Americans and the Creation of America's Africa Policies: The De-Racialization of Pan-African Politics
  • Alvin B. Tillery Jr.
  • Alice Walker and the Legacy of African American Discourse on Africa
  • Joseph McLaren
  • African-Centered Womanism: Connecting Africa to the Diaspora
  • Joyce Ann Joyce.
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