Nemata Blyden

Join us on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00pm for a book discussion and signing with Nemata Blyden, an associate professor of history and international affairs at the George Washington University and author of African Americans and Africa: A New History.

This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Department of History.

About the Book

An introduction to the complex relationship between African Americans and the African continent.

What is an “African American” and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States’ first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. The diversity of African American identities through relationships with region, ethnicity, slavery, and immigration are all examined to investigate questions fundamental to the study of African American history and culture.

About the Author

Nemata Blyden is associate professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University. She is the author of West Indians in West Africa, 1808–1880: The African Diaspora in Reverse.

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Get Your Copy

Books will be available to purchase at the event, but if you would like to reserve a copy ahead of time, you may do so below.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
African Americans and Africa: A New History Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780300198669
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - May 28th, 2019

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