Africa in Europe
Studies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century
Edited by Eve Rosenhaft and Robbie Aitken
Eve Rosenhaft is Professor of German Historical Studies, University of Liverpool.
Dr Robbie Aitken is Senior Lecturer in History, Sheffield Hallam University.
Acknowledgements List of Illustrations List of Abbreviationsx List of Contributors 1. Introduction Eve Rosenhaft and Robbie Aitken I. Enacting Identity: Individuals, Families and Communities 2. Prince Dido of Didotown and ‘Human Zoos’ in Wilhelmine Germany: Strategies for Self-Representation under the Othering Gaze Albert Gouaffo 3. Schwarze Schmach and métissages contemporains: The Politics and Poetics of Mixed Marriage in a Refugee Family Eve Rosenhaft 4. ‘Among them Complicit’? Life and Politics in France’s Black Communities, 1919–1939 Jennifer Anne Boittin 5. ‘In this Metropolis of the World We Must Have a Building Worthy of Our Great People’: Race, Empire and Hospitality in Imperial London, 1931–1948 Daniel Whittall II. Authenticity and Influence: Contexts for Black Cultural Production 6. Féral Benga’s Body James Smalls 7. ‘Like Another Planet to the Darker Americans’: Black Cultural Work in 1930s Moscow S. Ani Mukherji 8. ‘Coulibaly’ Cosmopolitanism in Moscow: Mamadou Somé Coulibaly and the Surikov Academy Paintings, 1960s–1970s Paul R. Davis 9. Afro-Italian Literature: From Productive Collaborations to Individual Affirmations Christopher Hogarth III. Post-colonial Belonging 10. Of Homecomings and Homesickness: The Question of White Angolans in Post-Colonial Portugal Cecilie Øien 11. Blackness over Europe: Meditations on Culture and Belonging Donald Martin Carter IV. Narratives/Histories 12. Middle Passage Blackness and its Diasporic Discontents: The Case for a Post-War Epistemology 217 Michelle M. Wright 13. Black and German: Filming Black History and Experience John Sealey 14. Excavating Diaspora: An Interview Discussing Elleke Boehmer’s Novel Nile Baby John Masterson with Elleke Boehmer 15. Afterword Susan Dabney Pennybacker Bibliography Index
This bold and imaginative collection of essays makes a highly valuable contribution to the ongoing scholarly project of recovering the history of ‘black’ presence in Europe. ... Africa in Europe is the first in the Liverpool University Press series ‘Migrations and Identities’: its reach and ambition have set the bar high.
Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, 4.2 Autumn
Size: 239 × 163 mm
Publication: January 16, 2013
Series: Migrations and Identities 2