Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts And Imagined Homes by Stephen HoweAfrocentrism: Mythical Pasts And Imagined Homes by Stephen Howe

Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts And Imagined Homes

byStephen Howe

Paperback | August 17, 1999

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In this provocative study, Stephen Howe traces the sources and ancestries of the Afrocentric movement, and closely analyses the writings of its leading proponents. Hard-hitting yet subtle and scholarly in its appraisal of Afrocentric ideas, and based on wide-ranging research in the histories both of Afro-America and of Africa itself, Afrocentrism not only demolishes the mythical “history” taught by black ultra-nationalists but suggests paths towards a true historical consciousness of Africa and its diaspora.
Stephen Howe is Professor in the History and Culture of Colonialism at Bristol University.
Title:Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts And Imagined HomesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:August 17, 1999Publisher:Verso BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781859842287

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A study of America’s culture wars, this timely book concludes that African history cannot be trivialized if we are to fully understand our past. Afrocentrism scrutinizes various theories of race and racism while providing a thorough controversial discussion. Stephen Howe writes about a thorny issue rationally and from a distance, providing much needed insight.

Editorial Reviews

“The bravest work to appear from the academy in years.”—Financial Times Books of the Year (1998)“Precise and courageous ... Howe’s book is a landmark.”—Brian Appleyard, Sunday Times“A spirited, meticulously researched polemic ... With unrelenting energy and intellectual rigour, Howe traces the history and development of Afrocentric ideas.”—Kate Teltscher, Guardian“Stephen Howe’s candid book goes right to the heart of one of the most vexing of contemporary America’s problems ... A great service for all who are interested in the intellectual study of race and racism in the US.”—Caryl Phillips, Financial Times