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Afrocentrism : mythical pasts and imagined homes

Author: Stephen Howe
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a mostly fictional history of Africa and its diaspora, centred on bizarre ideas about ancient Egypt, Howe argues that Afrocentrism is a symptom of, rather than a cure for, desperate political and economic problems.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Howe
ISBN: 1859848737 9781859848739 1859842283 9781859842287
OCLC Number: 39218052
Description: x, 337 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Race: what's in a name? --
Pan-Africanism and Négritude --
African origins and the claim of primacy --
Diasporic images of Africa before Afrocentrism --
Birth of Afrocentrism --
Masonic connection --
Caribbean currents --
Afro-America as nation, and as internal colony --
African cultures and the New World --
Hamites, Semites and statue-stealers --
Lure of Egypt --
Nubia and 'Inner Africa': the ideological uses of African state-building --
African unity and African philosophy --
Cheikh Anta Diop --
Martin Bernal --
Wild Afrocentricity --
Molefi Asante: godfather of Afrocentrism --
Network, the school and the fellow-travellers --
Afrocentrism and science --
Psychology, race and magic melanin --
Polemics and prejudices: sex, race, religion and afrocentrism.
Responsibility: Stephen Howe.

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This volume argues that the Afrocentric movement is guilty of reproducing all the central features of Euro-racist scholarship. Offering a mostly fictional history of Africa and its diaspora, it  Read more...

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"a spirited, meticulously researched polemic ... with unrelenting energy and intellectual rigour, Howe traces the history and development of Afrocentric ideas."--Kate Teltscher, "Guardian""Howe has Read more...

 
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