Debating the Afropolitan

1st Edition

Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Carla Rodríguez González

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January 16, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 108 Pages
ISBN 9780367085780 - CAT# K406715

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Summary

This volume evaluates the vitality of the term ‘Afropolitan’ within the fields of African and Afro-diasporic studies. A hotly debated and malleable term, its wide circulation has allowed for Afropolitanism to become a contested space for critical inquiry. The contributions to this book are representative of the lively discussions that Afropolitan aesthetics, identity politics and Afro(cosmo)politanisms have sparked in recent years. The book aims to continue the debates around these concepts foregrounded by earlier works in the fields of postcolonial literature, African cultural studies, and studies of diaspora and transnationalism. This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of English Studies.

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