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Diasporic Africa: A Reader

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Gomez,Michael A. (Author)
Format:
Monograph
Publication Date:
2006
Published:
New York: New York University Press
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, Blacks, African diaspora
Notes:
317 p, Diasporic Africa presents the most recent research on the history and experiences of people of African descent outside of the African continent. By incorporating Europe and North Africa as well as North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, this reader shifts the discourse on the African diaspora away from its focus solely on the Americas, underscoring the fact that much of the movement of people of African descent took place in Old World contexts. This broader view allows for a more comprehensive approach to the study of the African diaspora. The volume provides an overview of African diaspora studies and features as a major concern a rigorous interrogation of "identity." Other primary themes include contributions to western civilization, from religion, music, and sports to agricultural production and medicine, as well as the way in which our understanding of the African diaspora fits into larger studies of transnational phenomena; Includes articles on Brazil and Jamaica