African Identities: Race, Nation, and Culture in Ethnography, Pan-Africanism, and Black Literatures

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INDEX

a
Abraham, W.E. 42
Achebe, C. 41 ;
Things Fall Apart21 -2, 23 , 27 , 28 , 36
Adamson, W. 18 Africa:
and AIDS 111 -13;
ambiguous identity in 30 -6;
Black ix ;
competing representations of 21 - 30 ;
and death 70 -1;
distance/ difference of 63 -4;
effect of colonialism on 91 ;
and English language 59 - 60 ;
essential aspects of 3 - 4 , 42 -3;
feminine interpretation of 26 ;
as freedom 132 , 133 ;
as home 116 ;
identification with 65 , 109 -16;
as image of war, power and destruction 131 -2;
journeys from 136 ;
locating 48 ;
looking for 2 - 21 ;
and memory 125 ;
naming 48 ;
notions of x , 1 , 23 , 24 , 152 , 155 , 163 -4, 190 , 191 ;
opening up of 58 -9;
and politics of resistance 36 - 42 ;
racial splits in 60 ;
and religion 59 , 97 ;
as symbol of origin 73 , 122 -3, 130 ;
and unity with African-Americans 60 -2;
as victim and destroyer 110 -11;
as world beyond 58 , 157 -8
African literature:
defined 37 ;
increase in 38 ;
independence of 38
African Literature and the University Curriculum, Conference of (1963) 41
African Writers of English Expression, Conference of (1962) 36
African-Americans:
and identification with Africa 60 -2, 109 -16;
as members of the United States 117 ;
as writers 117
Aidoo, A.A.:
‘Everything Counts’ 159 ;
Our Sister Killjoy136 , 152 -4
alienation 165 , 186 ;
of mirror image 169 -70;
narrative representation of 98 -9, 100 -1
American/Negro split 65
Andrews, W.L. 79
anthropology 7 - 10 , 14 , 18 - 19 , 23 ;
fallacy 29 - 30
Appiah, A. 30 , 40 -1
Armstrong, L. 123 -4, 131
Asa-Asa, L. 70 , 73 , 75 , 76 , 79
Asad, T. 7 , 15 - 16 , 44

b
Bai Bureh (Temne chief) 13 , 91
Barthold, B.J. 58
Benjamin, W. 14 - 15 , 16
Bhabha, H.K. 17 , 30 , 117 , 150 -1
Bishop, R. 41
Black Atlantic 62 -3
Black Poor 49 , 51 , 71
Blackness ix - x , 103 -4, 139 , 151 , 157 , 158 ;
as concept of excruciating visibility 166 -7;
and hair 158 -60;
as masculine 160 -1;
as a mask 162 ;
as split between image and self 177 -8;
in white texts 168 -78
Blyden, E.W. 55 -6, 58 - 62 , 65 , 72 , 75 , 92 , 190 body, the 137 , 155 ;
Black 119 , 120 ;
cultural constructions of 154 -60;
female 119 ;
as hidden 156 ;
racial/ sexual signifiers of 160 -7, 168 , 176 ;
and the self 184 ;
splitting of 150 -1
bolekaja critics 38 - 41 , 46
Boyd, W. 23
Brent, L. 78 , 81 , 82 -3
Burton, A.L. 71

c
Calhoun, J.C. 74
Cardinal, M. 124

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • 1 - The Meaning of Africa 1
  • 2 - ‘coming Home’ 48
  • 3 - Remembered Landscapes 109
  • 4 - Crossing Borders 136
  • Afterword 191
  • Bibliography 193
  • Index 200
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