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

Afropean: Documenting Black Europe

byJohny Pitts

Hardcover | July 24, 2018

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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allegiances and forging new identities: too indelibly woven into Europe to identify with Africa and yet struggling with outdated ideas of what it means to be European.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 shanty town on the outskirts of Lisbonwith its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that iseighty per cent Muslim. The author visits the former Patrice Lumumba Universityin Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold-Warties 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, part of the Guardian's Africa Network and has coll...
Title:Afropean: Documenting Black EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:July 24, 2018Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141984724

ISBN - 13:9780141984728