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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865432338
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 502
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction - Family Album of a Grand Sitting
Pt. I Negritude, or the Essence of Black Awareness
Aime Cesaire: Interfaces with the Past and the Present 3
What Is Negritude to Me 13
Negritude and the Civilization of the Universal 21
The Aesthetics of Negritude: A Metaphor for Liberation 33
Towards a Political Economy of Negritude 55
Pt. II Racism in the Americas: Case Studies
African Cultural Responses to Slavery and Oppression in the Americas 73
The African Experience in Brazil 97
The African Presence in Peru 119
The Race Question in Costa Rica 131
The Life of Blacks in Ecuador 143
Race Relations in Panama 155
Afro-Nicaraguans Before and After the Sandinista Revolution 163
Afro-Cubans and the Communist Revolution 199
The Garifunas in Honduras 241
Black Business in the French West Indies 249
Pt. III African Women in the Americas and the Process of Change
Together 269
The Relationship of Childrearing Practices to Chaos and Change in the African American Family 279
The Black Woman in Brazil 313
The Continuing Saga of Black Women in America 329
A History of Black Women in Canada 351
Pt. IV The African World and the Challenges of the 21st Century
The Continuing Crisis of Identity in the Americas 383
Conceptualizing the African Diaspora 393
The Role of Black Intellectuals in Forging Black Unity 411
The Evolution of Racism into the 21st Century 427
Global Africa in Flux: The Dialectic of Diversity in the Black World 457
Epilogue - "The Negritude Conference": A Personal Assessment of its Impact Years Later 477
Contributor's List 497
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