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Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner


Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals, The Atlantic World and Beyond brings together new scholarship on the cross-cultural experiences of intellectuals of African descent since the 18th century. The intent of this book is not to dismantle Paul Gilroy’s thesis but to embrace it and venture “beyond” the traditional organization and symbolism of the “Black Atlantic.” This collection of essays is not organized geographically or historically by era; instead, contributions are arranged into three sections which highlight the motivations and characteristics that connect a certain set of “agents,” th ... More

Keywords: Black history, Black Atlantic World, Black intellectuals, Black agency, slavery, segregation, Black activism, freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461558
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kendahl Radcliffe, editor
University of California-Los Angeles

Jennifer Scott, editor
The New School and Pratt Institute

Anja Werner, editor
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

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Introduction: The Black Atlantic Revisited

Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner

I. Reordering Worldviews: Rebellious Thinkers, Poets, Writers, and Political Architects

Writing Against the Grain

Douglas W. Leonard

Activist in Exile

Amy Caldwell de Farias

II. Crafting Connections: Strategic and Ideological Alliances

Garvey in Oz

John Maynard

III. Cultural Mastery in Foreign Spaces: Evolving Visions of Home and Identity

Abdias Nascimento

Kimberly Cleveland

Ruptures and Disrupters

Kimberli Gant

From Port-au-Prince to Kinshasa

Danielle Legros Georges

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