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The Case against Afrocentrism
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The Case against Afrocentrism

Tunde Adeleke

Abstract

Postcolonial discourses on African Diaspora history and relations have traditionally focused intensely on highlighting the common experiences and links between black Africans and African Americans. This is especially true of Afrocentric scholars and supporters who use Africa to construct and validate a monolithic, racial, and culturally essentialist worldview. Publications by Afrocentric scholars such as Molefi Asante, Marimba Ani, Maulana Karenga, and the late John Henrik Clarke have emphasized the centrality of Africa to the construction of Afrocentric essentialism. In the last fifteen years ... More

Keywords: history, African Diaspora, black Africans, African Americans, Africa, Afrocentrism, New World, acculturation, Afrocentric essentialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732931
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732931.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tunde Adeleke, author