Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations: Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland - Student Edition

Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations: Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland - Student Edition

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Note: this is an abridged version of the book with references removed. The completion edition is also available from bn.com.

From the historical movements of enslaved Africans to the Americas to newer migrations of Africans to spaces like Belgium and France, experiences of blackness on a global stage reflect themes of negotiation, persecution, isolation, unification, remembrance, and much more. Yet, it is impossible to minimize the complex experiences that make up the African diaspora throughout the world, as diasporic communities face a range of struggles, specifically related to the politics of identity and connections to the continent of Africa itself. This book is thus a timely and much-needed exploration of the intricate nature of culture and life in the African diaspora. It examines identities, collectivities, and relationships with Africa and Africans. It helps fill a gap in the field by illuminating the complex experiences of blackness in a manner that motivates readers to grapple with the nuances diaspora studies and African issues on a global stage. This book balances conceptualizations of diaspora by engaging with scholars exploring old African diasporas, newer migrations, and even regional movement within the continent of Africa itself. More importantly, the chronological breadth of the volume allows readers to explore historical matters alongside comparable contemporary issues as a way of assessing continuities and the ways in which communities continue to grapple with institutional racism, political marginalization, and negotiations between tradition and modernity on a global stage. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary nature of the book offers diverse approaches for robust engagement with African diaspora studies.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151088183
Publisher: Cambria Press
Publication date: 07/30/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 352 KB

About the Author

Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and A Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. He has received various awards and honors, including the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence, the Texas Exes Teaching Award, and the Ibn Khaldun Distinguished Award for Research Excellence, and the Distinguished Fellow, Ibadan Cultural Group. Toyin Falola has published numerous books, including Key Events in African History: A Reference Guide, Nationalism and African Intellectuals, and many edited books including Tradition and Change in Africa and African Writers and Readers. He is the coeditor of the Journal of African Economic History and the general editor of the Cambria African Studies Series.

Danielle Porter Sanchez is an assistant professor of history at Muhlenberg College. She holds a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University, and a Bachelor’s in History from The University of Texas at Austin. Danielle Sanchez’s research focuses on daily life in Brazzaville during the Second World War. Her previous publications include African Culture and Global Politics and multiple book chapters.

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