Afropean: Documenting Black Europe by Johny PittsAfropean: Documenting Black Europe by Johny Pitts

Afropean: Documenting Black Europe

byJohny Pitts

Hardcover | April 23, 2019

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In the face of growing racial discrimination, anti-immigrant sentiment and the spectre of terrorism looming large over an economically stricken continent, Afropean is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities: too indelibly woven into Europe to identify with Africa and yet struggling with outdated ideas of what it means to be European. Afropean will plot an alternative map of the continent, taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is eighty per cent Muslim. The author visits the former Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold War ties with the USSR, and Clichy Sous Bois in Paris, which gave birth to the 2005 riots.
Johny Pitts is a writer, photographer and broadcast journalist. He has received various awards for his work exploring African-European identity, including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. He is the curator of the online journal Afropean.com, part of the Guardian's Africa Network and has colla...
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Title:Afropean: Documenting Black EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:April 23, 2019Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141984724

ISBN - 13:9780141984728

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