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From the PublisherGaines's signal achievement is that he skillfully has placed this narrative in the broad context of black internationalism. . . . Gaines has demonstrated how the expatriate experience is linked to the expansive history of antiracist and anticolonial thought and practice in the African diaspora. He has written a book that is indispensable for a complete grasp of that history." — Journal of American History
This book gives unprecedented insight into both the promise and the challenge of Pan-Africanism.
Brent Hayes Edwards, author of The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism
Gaines's book is groundbreaking in many respects providing ample evidence to challenge contemporary nationalist notions of diaspora.
Robin D. G. Kelley, Columbia University
He has written a book that is indispensable for a complete grasp of that history.
The Journal of American History
In American Africans in Ghana, Kevin Gaines offers a richly detailed portrait of the community that gathered in Ghana around Nkrumah.
New York Review of Books
Gaines has written an excellent and important book.