2. Williams Sassine on Afro-Pessimism Situation Situation II: Richard Wright and Modern Africa
3. Cemoko's Sekou Toure
4. Return Narratives Djibril Tamsir Niane's Sundiata Salif Keita's Mandjou Afro-Kitsch and Woodstock in Bamako Toumani Diabate: A Kora Master Situation III: Malcolm X: Conversionists versus Culturalists
5. The Shape of the Future Modernity Is in Evil Forest Culture and Nationalism as Resistance to Globalization The Markets in West Africa and the Devaluation of the CFA Franc How to Compete
6. Finding Sidime Laye
7. Africa's Art of Resistance Blinded by My Loss The Curse of the Masks The Fang Byeri Statue as Primitive Art Cheri Samba: The Stereotype Strikes Back Sidime Laye's Song of Resistance
8. Sidime Laye One Year Later Situation IV: Homeboy Cosmopolitan The Homeboy and the Myth of Cain The Black Man in Bondage: The Construction of Mobility in Superfly and Shaft Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It The 'Hood in Spike Lee's Cinema Homeboys and the Reclaiming of the Stereotype in Black Film Toward a New Common Ground and Mentality References Index.