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In Search of Africa

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674004085

Publication Date: 11/15/2000


304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones, 1 map


  • Situation I: Sartre and African Modernism
  • 1. In My Home
  • 2. Williams Sassine on Afro-Pessimism Situation
  • Situation II: Richard Wright and Modern Africa
  • 3. Cémoko’s Sékou Touré
  • 4. Return Narratives Djibril Tamsir Niane’s Sundiata
  • Situation III: Malcolm X: Conversionists versus Culturalists
  • 5. The Shape of the Future
  • 6. Finding Sidimé Laye
  • 7. Africa’s Art of Resistance
  • 8. Sidimé Laye One Year Later
  • Situation IV: Homeboy Cosmopolitan
  • References
  • Index

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