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viii, 270 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The Black Atlantic Revisited : Methodological Considerations / Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner
  • I. Reordering Worldviews : Rebellious Thinkers, Poets, Writers, and Political Architects
  • Writing Against the Grain : Anténor Firmin and the Refutation of Nineteenth-Century European Race Science / Douglas W. Leonard
  • Activist in Exile: José da Natividade Saldanha, Free Man of Color in the Tropical Atlantic / Amy Caldwell de Farias
  • Developmentalism, Tanzania, and the Arusha Declaration : Perspectives of an Observing Participant / Ikaweba Bunting
  • II. Crafting Connections : Strategic and Ideological Alliances
  • Garvey in Oz : The International Black Influence on Australian Aboriginal Political Activism / John Maynard
  • Africa for Africans and Asia for Asians : Japanese Pan-Asianism and Its Impact in the Post World War I Era / Keiko Araki
  • Convenient Partnerships? : African American Civil Rights Leaders and the East German Dictatorship / Anja Werner
  • III. Cultural Mastery in Foreign Spaces : Evolving Visions of Home and Identity
  • Abdias Nascimento : Afro-Brazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora / Kimberly Cleveland
  • "Of Remarkable Omens in My Favour" : Olaudah Equiano, Two Identities, and the Cultivation of a Literary Economic Exchange / Edward L. Robinson Jr.
  • Ruptures and Disrupters : The Photographic Landscapes of Ingrid Pollard and Zarina Bhimji as Revisionist History of Great Britain / Kimberli Gant
  • From Port-au-Prince to Kinshasa : A Haitian Journey from the Americas to Africa / Danielle Legros Georges.
Anywhere But Here brings together new scholarship on the cross-cultural experiences of intellectuals of African descent since the eighteenth century. The book embraces historian Paul Gilroy's prominent thesis in The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness and posits arguments beyond The Black Atlantic's traditional organization and symbolism. Contributions are arranged into three sections that highlight the motivations and characteristics connecting a certain set of agents, thinkers, and intellectuals: the first, Re-ordering Worldviews: Rebellious Thinkers, Poets, Writers, and Political Architects; the second, Crafting Connections: Strategic and Ideological Alliances; and the third, Cultural Mastery in Foreign Spaces: Evolving Visions of Home and Identity.These essays expand categories and suggest patterns at play that have united individuals and communities across the African diaspora. They highlight the stories of people who, from their intercultural and often marginalized positions, challenged the status quo, created strategic (and at times, unexpected) international alliances, cultivated expertise and cultural fluency abroad, as well as crafted physical and intellectual spaces for their self-expression and dignity to thrive.What, for example, connects the eighteenth-century Igbo author Olaudah Equiano with 1940s literary figure Richard Wright; nineteenth-century expatriate anthropologist Antenor Fermin with 1960s Haitian emigres to the Congo; Japanese Pan-Asianists and Southern Hemisphere Aboriginal activists with Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey; or Angela Davis with artists of the British Black Arts Movement, Ingrid Pollard and Zarina Bhimji? They are all part of a mapping that reaches across and beyond geographical, historical, and ideological boundaries typically associated with the ""Black Atlantic."" They reflect accounts of individuals and communities equally united in their will to seek out better lives, often, as the title suggests, ""anywhere but here."".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781628461558 20180604
Green Library
AFRICAAM-241J-01, GERMAN-241-01
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xii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Among the most influential and insightful thinkers of her generation, Audre Lorde (1934--1992) inspired readers and activists through her poetry, autobiography, essays, and her political action. Most scholars have situated her work within the context of the women's, gay and lesbian, and black civil rights movements within the United States. However, Lorde forged coalitions with women in Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa, and twenty years after her passing, these alliances remain largely undocumented and unexplored. Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies is the first book to systematically document and thoroughly investigate Lorde's influence beyond the United States. Arranged in three thematically interrelated sections -- Archives, Connections, and Work -- the volume brings together scholarly essays, interviews, Lorde's unpublished speech about Europe, and personal reflections and testimonials from key figures throughout the world. Using a range of interdisciplinary approaches, contributors assess the reception, translation, and circulation of Lorde's writing and activism within different communities, audiences, and circles. They also shed new light on the work Lorde inspired across disciplinary borders. In addition the volume editors, contributors include Sarah Cefai, Cassandra Ellerbe-Dueck, Paul M. Farber, Tiffany N. Florvil, Katharina Gerund, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gloria Joseph, Jackie Kay, Marion Kraft, Christiana Lambrinidis, Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli, Rina Nissim, Chantal Oakes, Lester C. Olson, Pratibha Parmar, Peggy Piesche, Dagmar Schultz, Tamara Lea Spira, and Gloria Wekker.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781625341396 20160618
Green Library
AFRICAAM-241J-01, GERMAN-241-01
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104 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
I'm not doing a German accent You aren't doing an African accent We aren't doing accents A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the twentieth century. As the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, what seemed a far-away place and time is suddenly all too close to home. Just whose story are they telling? Award-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury collides the political with the personal in a play that is irreverently funny and seriously brave. We Are Proud To Present ...received its European premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, on 28 February 2014.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472585110 20160614
Green Library
AFRICAAM-241J-01, GERMAN-241-01
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x, 260 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction Mischa Honeck, Martin Klimke, and Anne Kuhlmann PART I: SAINTS AND SLAVES, MOORS AND HESSIANS Chapter 1. The Calenberg Altarpiece: Black African Christians in Renaissance Germany Paul Kaplan Chapter 2. The Black Diaspora in Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, with Special Reference to German-Speaking Areas Kate Lowe Chapter 3. Ambiguous Duty: Black Servants at German Ancien Regime Courts Anne Kuhlmann Chapter 4. Real and Imagined Africans in German Court divertissements Rashid-S. Pegah Chapter 5. From American Slaves to Hessian Subjects: Silenced Black Narratives of the American Revolution Maria Diedrich PART II: FROM ENLIGHTENMENT TO EMPIRE Chapter 6. The German Reception of African American Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century Heike Paul Chapter 7. "On the Brain of the Negro": Race, Abolitionism, and Friedrich Tiedemann's Scientific Discourse on the African Diaspora Jeannette Eileen Jones Chapter 8. Liberating Sojourns? African American Travelers in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Germany Mischa Honeck Chapter 9. Global Proletarians, Uncle Toms and Native Savages: The Antinomies of Black Identity in Nineteenth-Century Germany Bradley Naranch Chapter 10. We Shall Make Farmers of Them Yet: Tuskegee's Uplift Ideology in German Togoland Kendahl Radcliffe Chapter 11. Education and Migration: Cameroonian School Children and Apprentices in the German Metropole, 1884-1914 Robert Aitken Afterword: Africans in Europe: New Perspectives Dirk Hoerder Select Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857459534 20160612
The rich history of encounters prior to World War I between people from German-speaking parts of Europe and people of African descent has gone largely unnoticed in the historical literature - not least because Germany became a nation and engaged in colonization much later than other European nations. This volume presents intersections of Black and German history over eight centuries while mapping continuities and ruptures in Germans' perceptions of Blacks. Juxtaposing these intersections demonstrates that negative German perceptions of Blackness proceeded from nineteenth-century racial theories, and that earlier constructions of "race" were far more differentiated. The contributors present a wide range of Black - German encounters, from representations of Black saints in religious medieval art to Black Hessians fighting in the American Revolutionary War, from Cameroonian children being educated in Germany to African American agriculturalists in Germany's protectorate, Togoland. Each chapter probes individual and collective responses to these intercultural points of contact.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857459534 20160612
Green Library
AFRICAAM-241J-01, GERMAN-241-01
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315 p. ; 23 cm.
From Josephine Baker's performances in the 1920s to the 1970s solidarity campaigns for Angela Davis, from Audre Lorde as "mother" of the Afro-German movement in the 1980s to the literary stardom of 1993 Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Germans have actively engaged with African American women's art and activism throughout the 20th century. The discursive strategies that have shaped the (West) German reactions to African American women's social activism and cultural work are examined in this study, which proposes not only a nuanced understanding of 'African Americanisations' as a form of cultural exchange but also sheds new light on the role of African American culture for (West) German society, culture, and national identity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783837622737 20160612
Green Library
AFRICAAM-241J-01, GERMAN-241-01
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xxvii, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Closing Ranks: World War I and the Rise of Hitler-- Fighting on Two Fronts: World War II and Civil Rights-- 'We Will Never Go Back to the Old Way Again': African American GIs and the Occupation of Germany-- Setting the Stage for Brown: Desegregating the Army in Germany-- Bringing Civil Rights to East and West: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cold War Berlin-- Revolutionary Alliances: The Rise of Black Power-- Heroes of the Other America: East German Solidarity with the African American Freedom Struggle-- A Call for Justice: The Racial Crisis in the Military and the GI Movement.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230104730 20160604
This book comes out of a major research project sponsored by the German Historical Institute, the Heidelburg Center for American Studies, and Vassar College, entitled "The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany." This project was the 2009 recipient of the NAACP's Julius E. Williams Distinguished Community Service Award. This book examines the experience of African American GIs in Germany since 1945, and the unique insights they provide into the civil rights struggle at home and abroad.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230104730 20160604
Green Library
AFRICAAM-241J-01, GERMAN-241-01
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xvi, 346 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations vii Abbreviations ix Acknowledgments xiii INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER 1: SDS Meets SDS 10 CHAPTER 2: Between Berkeley and Berlin, Frankfurt and San Francisco: The Networks and Nexus of Transnational Protest 40 CHAPTER 3: Building the Second Front: The Transatlantic Antiwar Alliance 75 CHAPTER 4: Black and Red Panthers 108 CHAPTER 5: The Other Alliance and the Transatlantic Partnership 143 CHAPTER 6: Student Protest and International Relations 194 CONCLUSION 236 Notes 247 List of Sources 325 Index 329.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691131276 20160528
Using previously classified documents and original interviews, "The Other Alliance" examines the channels of cooperation between American and West German student movements throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, and the reactions these relationships provoked from the U.S. government. Revising the standard narratives of American and West German social mobilization, Martin Klimke demonstrates the strong transnational connections between New Left groups on both sides of the Atlantic. Klimke shows that the cold war partnership of the American and German governments was mirrored by a coalition of rebelling counterelites, whose common political origins and opposition to the Vietnam War played a vital role in generating dissent in the United States and Europe. American protest techniques such as the 'sit-in' or 'teach-in' became crucial components of the main organization driving student activism in West Germany - the German Socialist Student League - and motivated American and German student activists to construct networks against global imperialism. Klimke traces the impact that Black Power and Germany's unresolved National Socialist past had on the German student movement; he investigates how U.S. government agencies, such as the State Department's Interagency Youth Committee, advised American policymakers on confrontations with student unrest abroad; and he highlights the challenges student protesters posed to cold war alliances. Exploring the catalysts of cross-pollination between student protest movements on two continents, "The Other Alliance" is a pioneering work of transnational history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691131276 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-241J-01, GERMAN-241-01