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Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism

Pan African Spaces Book Cover

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

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His Master’s Voice: Mass Communication and Single Party Politics in Guinea under Sekou Toure by Mohamed Camara

From Military Politization to Militarization of Power in Guinea-Conakry” by Mohamed Camara

Official History, Popular Memory: Reconfiguration of the African Past in the Films of Ousmane Sembène” by Mbye Cham”

Sorting Africa's Development Puzzle: The Participatory Social Learning Theory as an Alternative Approach by Almaz Zewde

Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati by Msia Kibona Clark

Hip Hop as Social Commentary in Accra and Dar es Salaam” by Msia Kibona Clark

The Role of New and Social Media in Tanzanian Hip-Hop Production” by Msia Kibona Clark

Identity Formation and Integration among Bicultural Immigrant Blacks” by Msia Kibona Clark

The Politics of AIDS Policy Development and Implementation in Post apartheid South Africa” by Krista Johnson

Political Violence, Terrorism and US Foreign Policy in the Horn of Africa: Causes, Effects, Prospects” by Alem Hailu

Dialogic instruction and learning: the case of one Kiswahili classroom in Kenya” by Esther Lisanza

Dr. Clark's Book Hip Hop in Africa

Language Policies in East Africa” by Esther Lisanza

Swahili Pedagogy in the USA: Preliminary Observations” by Esther Lisanza

Language Use in Advertisements as a Reflection of Speakers' Language Habits” by Leonard Muaka

The Impact of Youth Language on Linguistic Landscapes in Kenya and Tanzania” by Leonard Muaka

The Persuasive Nature of Metaphors in Kenya's Political Discourse” by Leonard Muaka

“Cultural Diplomacy, Language Planning, and the Case of the University of Nairobi Confucius Institute” by Anita Plummer

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