This book is the first to tell the full history of the RNA and the New Afrikan Independence Movement. Edward Onaci shows how New Afrikans remade their lifestyles and daily activities to create a self-consciously revolutionary culture, and argues that the RNA's tactics and ideology were essential to the evolution of Black political struggles. Onaci expands the story of Black Power politics, shedding new light on the long-term legacies of mid-century Black Nationalism.
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Professor Onaci has written a comprehensive history of the New Afrikan Independence Movement that establishes its significance to the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika and other New Afrikan formations in the Black Power movement and demonstrates their connection to contemporary political activism and the debates around reparations for descendants of enslaved Africans.Akinyele Umoja, Georgia State University
In this engaging and meticulously researched book, Edward Onaci tells the story of how the New Afrikan Independence Movement captured the imagination of thousands of Black Americans during the twentieth century. With incisive analysis and vivid examples, Onaci reveals how the movement laid the intellectual groundwork for contemporary movements for Black liberation and reparations for the injustices of slavery and segregation. By centering the lives and ideas of those who led and supported the movement, Onaci's book provides a lens to better understand the complex and multilayered meanings of citizenship and belonging in the United States.Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom