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In Search of Africa
In Search of Africa
In Search of Africa

More by user: apark
Created: 21st Jul 2008
Modified: 21st Jul 2008
Type:
Guinea; Europe and Africa; United States, Canada and Africa; Religion
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Creator:
Manthia Diawara
An fascinating 2000 mediation on Negritude and the returning immigrant's experience. Diawara discuses his experience under the reign of Sekou Tourre, leaving Guinea, his time in France and the United States, and finally, the return. Part biography, part history of his nation, part meditation on Africa's quest for meaning a la Satre, this is a terrific, English language update on a long held tradition of Franco-African writing from one of its old stalwarts.  A pleasure to read. 
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An fascinating 2000 mediation on Negritude and the returning immigrant's experience. Diawara discuses his experience under the reign of Sekou Tourre, leaving Guinea, his time...

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Author: B4nafter
Tue Sep 9 20:42:39 2008

The book does not avoid the self loathing and revulsion Africa's escapees into the West's middle class feel for themselves and the homelands from which they hail. Diawara does a good half embrace dance in this one. A far more successful effort than his reverse anthropology premise/documentary on Jean Rouch.


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