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Book Review: the future is now: a new look at African diaspora studies

By Jason Hickel


The Future Is Now: A New Look at African Diaspora Studies is a collection of essays representative of new voices in this ever-expanding field. Writing in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole, the volume’s contributors look at themes of memory, power, gender, identity within the fields of art, literature, film, and music. Despite its initial promise, Jason Hickel finds that the book as a whole falls short of presenting a successful challenge to outdated ideas about the African diaspora

Topics: HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2012
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