This is a collection of essays by some of the most prominent and influential writers, scholars and critics of the African arts and humanities. The initial impetus for the collection came from an international symposium held at Harvard University in September 2007 in honor of Abiola Irele. The full complement of contributors includes Abiola Irele himself, Wole Soyinka, Tim Crib, Femi Osofisan, Biodun Jeyifo, Elaine Savory, Tejumola Olaniyan, Olakunle George, Jean-Godefroy Bidima, Mpalive-Hangson Msiska, Moradeun Adejunmobi, Akin Adesokan and the late Esiaba Irobi.
This book reviews the various ideologies and policies that independent African states have used to enhance their power and status in the world through a range of political, security, and economic strategies of inter-African cooperation and integration. Against the background of the ideology of Eurafrica, which informs Europe’s and France’s evolving relationship with Africa, the author assesses the prospects of the counter-ideology of Pan-Africanism.
Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy in the U.S. there has been a growing recognition of the role of collapsed states in the African region in undermining regional and international peace and security which has led to a renewed call for Western involvement in Africa. Written by authors from an international and multidisciplinary background, this book provides a unique and insightful commentary on the current concerns facing Africa and Africans, in particular questioning the extent globalization permits African participation in its processes.
Featuring the writings of the world’s leading Africana Studies scholars, independent researchers and journalists, the text also discusses and analyzes actual historical events that have occurred throughout the diaspora. In addition, the scholars, whose works are included within this book, have written in an accessible way that can be appreciated within the academy as well as in the averagehome. Notable scholars whose works appear in this collection of relevant essays include JamesL. Conyers, Jr., Molefi K. Asante, Jacob H. Carruthers,Gwendolyn Hall, Troy Allen, Niyi Afolabi, John Henrik Clarke, Charles Finch, and Victor Okafor.
The twenty-eight interviews collected in this edited volume were conducted between 1969 and 1986 in various parts of Africa, Europe and the United States. In the volume, leading writers from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Malawi and South Africa speak out candidly about significant literary developments in the African continent.
Africa Through the Eyes of Women Artists generates energy, history, contemporary ideas, and the natural elements of expression that converge in a centrifugal purpose. The lens of women artists and their unique frames of reference provide a beautifully treated and authentic collage of the African experience.
The flow of ideas about race, anti-racism and black or African identity across the Atlantic is the focus of this volume of essays drawn from a very special international South-South workshop held on the island of Gorée, Senegal, in December 2002, the aim of which was twofold.
First, it critically assessed the study of fluxes and refluxes, ruptures and reciprocal influences in the relations between the two shores of the Atlantic. Certainly, the relative lack