Editors Msia Kibona Clark, Phiwokuhle Mnyandu, and Loy Azalia recently released the volume Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism with Lexington Books.
This book explores Black identity, from a global perspective. The historical and contemporary migrations of African peoples have brought up some interesting questions regarding identity. This text examines some of those questions, and will provide relevant essays on the identities created by those migrations. Following a regional contextualizing of migration trends, the personal essays with allow for understandings of how those migrations impacted personal and community identities. Each of the personal essays will be written by bicultural Africans/Blacks from around the world. The essays represent a wide spectrum of experiences and viewpoints central to the bicultural Africans/Black experience. The contributors offer poignant and grounded perspectives on the diverse ways race, ethnicity, and culture are experienced, debated, and represented. All of the chapters contribute more broadly to writings on dual identities, and the various ways bicultural Africans/Blacks navigate their identities and their places in African and Diaspora communities.
Dr. Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of African Studies and serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Mnyandu has a joint lectureship in African Studies and World Languages & Cultures.
Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism