Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
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Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries examines the literary movements of the black Diaspora, dating from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, in relation to the sociopolitical movements. The book focuses on the philosophies of education embedded within the literary and sociopolitical concepts of each movement: Pan-Africanism, Garveyism, Indigenisme, New Negro Renaissance, Negritude and the Afrocriollo movements.show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 127 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739180363
  • 9780739180365

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Kersuze Simeon-Jones' survey of the writings and philosophies of key African and diasporic writers points to the early recognition of the importance of intellectual rigor as a shaping force in such transformational ideologies and movements as indigenisme, Negritude, the Harlem Renaissance, and African Nationalism. Through Toussaint L'Ouverture, Blyden, and Crummell; DuBois and Garvey; and Cesaire, Nkrumah, and Malcolm X, Professor Simeon-Jones effectively illuminates the importance of historical awareness in fostering moral responsibility and national pride in black communities from Haiti to Ghana. -- H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois Kersuze Simeon-Jones analyzes a wide variety of literary and political figures who engage complex issues, arguing how literary and political movements inspire, influence, and intersect. These leaders, some of whom have earned doctorates and others who are self-taught, represent different linguistic communities-English-speaking, French-speaking, and Spanish-speaking. Yet they, as well as their ideas, crisscross geographic boundaries, traveling to and from Africa, North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. What is especially exciting is the way in which Simeon-Jones seamlessly integrates women like Ida B. Wells, Amy Jacques-Garvey, Anna Julia Cooper, Paulette Nardal, Jane Nardal, and Zora Neale Hurston into her discussion. -- Renee Larrier, Rutgers Universityshow more

About Kersuze Simeon-Jones

Kersuze Simeon-Jones teaches Francophone and Black Diasporic studies in the World Languages Department and the Africana Studies Department at the University of South Florida.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Interpreting the Concepts of Black Nationalism, Black Internationalism, Pan-Africanism and Universal Humanism within the Diaspora Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Toussaint Louverture: The Educational and Sociopolitical Legacy of a Leader Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Edward Blyden, Martin Delany: Perspectives on Education and Religion Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The Voices of the Foremothers: Race, Gender, and Survival Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Two Personalities, One God, One Aim, One Destiny: W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and the New Negro Renaissance Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Jean Price-Mars: Indigenisme and the Formulae of Social Transformation Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Aime Cesaire: Negritude and the Lessons of Decolonization Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Nicolas Guillen and the Afrocriollo Movement: The Valorization of African Heritage in Hispanic Culture Chapter 10 Chapter 9: The Principles of Self-Governance and Black Power in the Writings of Kwame Nkrumah and Malcolm X Chapter 11 Conclusionshow more

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