The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora: Transatlantic Musings

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Author Jerome C. Branche www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138800168/ Summary This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement through mutually intersecting axes of dislocation and relocation, and efforts at political group affirmation and settlement, or “location.” […]


Witches, Goddesses and Angry Spirits: The Politics of Spiritual Liberation in African Diaspora Women’s Fiction

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Author Maha Marouan www.ohiostatepress.org/index.htm?books/book%20pages/Marouan%20Witches.html http://www.amazon.com/Witches-Goddesses-Angry-Spirits-Postsecular/dp/0814212190 Summary Description: Witches, Goddesses and Angry Spirits: The Politics of Spiritual Liberation in African Diaspora Women’s Fiction explores African diaspora religious practices as vehicles for Africana women’s spiritual transformation, using representative fictions by three contemporary writers of the African Americas who compose fresh models of female spirituality: Breath, Eyes, Memory […]


Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

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Author Erica Lorraine Williams www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/67nsg8gz9780252037931.html Summary How sexism, racism, and socio-economic inequality interact in the Brazilian sex industry Brazil has the largest national economy in Latin America and a population five times greater than any other South American country–and for nearly a decade, Brazil has surpassed Thailand as the world’s premier sex tourism destination. As […]


Rastafari in the New Millennium

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Author Michael Barnett, ed. http://www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/spring-2012/rastafari-millennium.html Summary This book covers a wide range of perspectives, focusing not only on the movement’s nuanced and complex religious ideology but also on its political philosophy, cosmology, and unique epistemology. Drawing on new research and global developments, the contributors, many of whom are leading scholars in the field, reinvigorate the […]


Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones

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Author Carole Boyce Davies http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=12539 Summary In “Left of Karl Marx”, Carole Boyce Davies assesses the activism, writing, and legacy of Claudia Jones (1915-1964), a pioneering Afro-Caribbean radical intellectual, dedicated communist, and feminist. Jones is buried in London’s Highgate Cemetery, to the left of Karl Marx—a location that Boyce Davies finds fitting given how Jones […]


Claudia Jones. Beyond Containment. Autobiographical Reflections, Essays, Poems

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Author Carole Boyce Davies, ed http://www.ayebia.co.uk/index.php?mact=Products,cntnt01,details,0&cntnt01productid=28&cntnt01returnid=15 Summary A collection of the available work of Claudia Jones, divided into four main sections, each with an introductory section: Autobiographical reflections; Essays (divided into Race and Black Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Black Political Prisoners and the defense of Black Activism, The Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora); Poetry and an […]


Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences and Culture (3 vols)

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Author Carole Boyce Davies, ed http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781851097005 Summary Five hundred years of relocation and dislocation, of assimilation and separation have produced a rich tapestry of history and culture into which are woven people, places, and events. This authoritative, accessible work picks out the strands of the tapestry, telling the story of diverse peoples, separated by time […]


Integrated But Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominately White Space

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Author Mark Christian http://www.africaworldpressbooks.com/servlet/Detail?no=902 Summary This book is groundbreaking and unique. The emphasis is on Black faculty based in the US and UK working in predominately White universities. The scholars in this volume are all successful in their chosen fields, some are extremely successful. Yet they have reached the heights of victory in academia against […]


A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: the Life of Harry Haywood

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Author Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/a-black-communist-in-the-freedom-struggle?searchterm=HARRY+HAYW Summary This is a condensed edition of the autobiography of Harry Haywood published in 1778 as Black Bolshevik . The new edition contains an introduction by the editor who is the widow of Haywood. It emphasizes the popular struggles, which have become part of silenced history partially as a […]


Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race and Islam

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Author Chouki El Hamel http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6921972/?site_locale=en_US Summary Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race and Islam chronicles the experiences, identity, and achievements of enslaved black people in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. Chouki El Hamel argues that we cannot rely solely on Islamic ideology as the key to explain […]