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African Diaspora


Through African Eyes

The European in African Art, 1500 to Present

By Nii O. Quarcoopome

A new interpretation of the artistic record of African and European interaction, based on the Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition.

Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780895581631

Contact Zones

Memory, Origin, and Discourses in Black Diasporic Cinema

Sheila J. Petty

Explores the contributions of black diasporic filmmakers and thinkers to contemporary artistic and theoretical discourses.

Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814330999
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814339909

"Look for Me All Around You"

Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance

Edited by Louis J. Parascandola

This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.

Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814329870

Caribbean Labor and Politics

Legacies of Cheddi Jagan and Michael Manley

Edited by Perry Mars & Alma H. Young

A pioneering collection of studies linking the political and labor backgrounds of two distinguished and dynamic leaders of the Caribbean and the Third World.

Published: May 2004
ISBN: 9780814332115

Ideology and Change

The Transformation of the Caribbean Left

Perry Mars

Leftist political movements, organizations, and trends in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9780814327692
Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9780814338513

"Winds Can Wake Up the Dead"

An Eric Walrond Reader

Edited by Louis J. Parascandola

A new anthology of works by a major writer from the New Negro Movement.

Published: December 1998
ISBN: 9780814327098

Pan Africanism in the African Diaspora

An Analysis of Modern Afrocentric Political Movements

Ronald W. Walters

Based on original materials gathered from extensive international travel, hundreds of interviews and empirical field research, thims text studies Pan-African organizations and their political activities inside black communities

Published: May 1997
ISBN: 9780814321850

Tell It to Women

An Epic Drama for Women

Osonye Tess Onwueme
Foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Tell It To Women gives traditional rural women a voice: the women from Idu break from their assumed position of silence and powerlessness to confront the urban women who believe their western education gives them the authority to speak for all women.

Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780814326497
Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780814336779

The Autobiography of a Slave / Autobiografia de un Esclavo

by Juan Francisco Manzano
Introduction and Modernized Spanish Version by Ivan A. Schulman
Translated by Evelyn Picon Garfield

A heart-rendering history of the systematic, unrelenting destruction of human dignity and individual will.

Published: January 1996
ISBN: 9780814325384

Cinemas of the Black Diaspora

Diversity, Dependence, and Oppositionality

Edited by Michael T. Martin

This is a study of the cinematic traditions and film practices in the black Diaspora.

Published: January 1996
ISBN: 9780814325889

Three Plays

The Broken Calabash, Parables for a Season, and The Reighn of Wazobia

Tess Akaeke Onwueme

This anthology of plays allows a glimpse into the lives of the people of Onwueme’s native Nigeria and reveals the range and beauty of Nigerian culture.

Published: September 1993
ISBN: 9780814324455