Issues in Africa and the African Diaspora in the 21st century

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Issues in Africa and the African Diaspora in the 21st century

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Description

Edited by Seth Nii Asumah, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo.

New York African Studies Association. Conference (2000 : State University of New York at Cortland).

Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member John K. Marah: Fruits of independence or the burden of freedom : reflections on George B.N. Ayittey's Africa betrayed.

This book is an outgrowth of paper presentations during the New York African Studies Association (NYASA) Conference, which was hosted by the African American Studies program at the State University of New York at Cortland, New York in April 2000. Many excellent papers were presented at the conference around the theme of Africa and the African Diaspora in the New Millenium, hence the title of the book: Issues in Africa and the African Diaspora in the 21st Century. Many colleges are expanding their undergraduate and graduate programs to include: 1) Africana studies and afrology, 2) an international dimension with a focus on regions and groups outside the United States and subordinate cultures within the United States of America, and 3) the effects of the “new” globalization on Africa and the African Diaspora. There is, nonetheless, a dire need for reading materials catering to these expanded scholarly and curriculum goals. This volume is presented as part of the living legacy of the NYASA/SUNY Cortland Conference of April 2000, as well as reading the material for the stated goals above.

ISBN

1586841246

Publication Date

2001

Publication Information

Cortland : Africana Publications ; Binghamton : Distributed by Global Publications, 2001.

xviii, 253 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Disciplines

African American Studies | African History

Department

African & African-American Studies

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: DT16.5 .I88 2001

CONTENTS: Africans and African American in changing world trends / Ali A. Mazrui -- The nation-state and public policy in Africa / Seth N. Asumah -- Fruits of independence or the burden of freedom : reflections on George B.N. Ayittey's Africa betrayed / John K. Marah -- On the limits of feminist cross-cultural analysis / Mechthild Nagel -- Contending analyses of African women in the informal sector and responses to debt crises / Donna L. Doane and Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo -- Soccer, racism, ethnic identity and reconciliation in the old and new South Africa / Connie M. Anderson, Jason Clarke and Andrew Perzigian -- Evaluating the proliferation and impacts of water hyacinth in Lake Victoria, Kenya / Florence L. Margai and James N. Oigara -- Kofi Awoonor : "tribal" neo-oralist / Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr. -- Global capitalism, racial formations and Africana studes / Darryl C. Thomas : The effects of western eduation on blacks in South Africa and African Americans in the United States / Valencia C. Perkins and Seth N. Asumah -- Whiteness studies and literature classroms / Victoria Boynton -- Racial identity and policy making / Seth N. Asumah -- Understanding Mumia / Larry Ashley.