Identity Re-creation in Global African Encounters

Identity Re-creation in Global African Encounters

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Identity Re-creation in Global African Encounters explores race, racial politics, and racial transformation in the context of Africa's encounters with non-African communities through various perspectives including oppression, racialization of ethnic difference, and identity deconstruction. While the contributors recognize that ethnicity has long been a staple analytical category of engagements between African and non-African communities, they present a holistic view of the continent and its diaspora through race outside of both colonial and neocolonial binaries, allowing for a more nuanced study of Africa and its diaspora.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 159 x 228 x 22mm | 558g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 Tables, unspecified; 9 Halftones, black and white
  • 1498598137
  • 9781498598132

Table of contents

Chapter One: Race and Ethnicity: Irreducible Categories in Black People's Encounters
Chapter Two: The Concept of Common Origin and the Question of Racism
Chapter Three: Apartheid and Beyond: An Exploration of South African Drama
Chapter Four: British Southern Cameroons' Restoration of Statehood & Sovereignty Internal Affair or Decolonization Conflict?
Chapter Five: Eurocentrism, 'African Art' and the 'Egypt' Factor
Chapter Six: Aesthetics of Indigenous Faith Tourism in Africa and the Diaspora
Chapter Seven: Racialized Beauty: the Case of Skin Bleaching as an Identity Crisis for Non-Whites
Chapter Eight: Towards Utilizing the Social Media in Sustaining African Culture and Identity
Chapter Nine: Social Media Transcending Longstanding Stereotypes? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah and Belkacem Meghzouchene's Sophia in the White City as a Case in Point
Chapter Ten: Universal Adaptability of the Affective Essence of Ifa Lore in the Stage Presentation of Ola Rotimi's The Gods are not to blame
Chapter Eleven: Colonialism and Home-grown Businesses in Africa
Chapter Twelve: Post-colonialism and the Emergent Political Culture in Africa: A Literary Study of Ngugi WaThiong'O's Fictional Work
Chapter Thirteen: The Body in Personal Identity Development
Chapter Fourteen: Sexual Predators or Preys: The White Male in Jude Dibia's Novels
Chapter Fifteen: Human Trafficking in Ifeanyi Ajaegbo's Sarah House
Chapter Sixteen: Representation of Human Trafficking in Ifeoma Chinwuba's Merchants of Flesh
Chapter Seventeen: Cultural Crisis of Widowhood Inheritance and Maltreatment in African Society
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Review quote

"Identity Re-creation in Global African Encounters focuses admirably on the diverse, but pressing, issues that define the contemporary experiences of continental and diaspora Africans: ethnicity, racism, decolonization, racialized aesthetic bodily transformation, indigenous/religious lures, inheritance practices, human-trafficking, sexuality, and social media. In both range and depth, the selections in this book are landmark contributions to the ongoing conversation on black authenticity and the salience of identity formation, destruction, negotiation, deconstruction, and recreation in global Africa." -- Muyiwa Falaiye, University of Lagos
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About John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji

John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji is professor of philosophy at the University of the West Indies.

Adedoyin Aguoru is professor of English at the University of Ibadan.
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