Pan-Africanism: A History

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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author
Hakim Adi is Professor in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester, UK. He has written widely on the history of Pan-Africanism and the African Diaspora and his recent publications include Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (2003) and Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939 (2013).

"Few scholars are better positioned than Adi to chart Pan-Africanism's history ... In Pan-Africanism, he brings to bear his encyclopedic knowledge of black freedom movements in Africa, the Americas, and Europe." - The Nation

"Pan-Africanism is much more than a suitable general survey text for teaching undergraduates. Adi clearly builds off recent historical scholarship, and his selected bibliography demonstrates extensive primary source use and archival research, including unpublished correspondence and rare Pan-African publications in several languages. An original contribution to Pan-African historiography and the study of Africa and the African diaspora, this book offers much for undergraduates, emerging scholars, and established specialists to discover and explore ... This book deserves to be widely read by students, scholars, and activists alike." - H-Africa

"This is an eminently readable book full of crucial and cogent ideas on the most significant phases in the historical development of Pan-Africanism from its earliest inception to the most recent transition to the African Union. A lively book, it is enriched by examples of leadership and strong political thought, fortified by both the theoretical and practical necessity for Black solidarity and African continentalism. The rich contents show that this is one of the most significant movements in the history of Africa and its diaspora. A product of years of research, the book is packed with information and analyses, a clear testament to the author's patience and diligence." --Toyin Falola, President, Consortium of Pan-African University Press, University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, the University of Texas at Austin, USA

"In this important new study, historian Hakim Adi provides an in-depth overview of Pan-Africanism as an idea and as a movement. By charting its history from the earliest articulations to contemporary expressions, Adi captures the dynamism of Pan-African thought and practice throughout the globe. This comprehensive, informative, and highly readable book is a welcome addition to the field of Black Studies." --Keisha N. Blain, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh, USA and author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom

"If you want to understand the context of the Black Power movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, this book is a must read. The chapters made me feel as if I was reading about my life and experiences. The historical analyses seem 'right on' to me. What is written corresponds with my direct experience. The presentation is faithful to the reality of that time - very valuable." --Kathleen Cleaver, Senior Lecturer, Emory University School of Law, USA and former Communication Secretary, Black Panther Party

"Hakim Adi has sifted and combed through numerous national and international archives to write this massive study on the most important global Black liberation movement of the 20th-century. Some of the archival documents he used have seen the light of day for the first time. The depth and breadth of the research makes this monograph an extraordinary offering. The analysis is likewise cogent and the narrative lucid. This book is a tour de force and is destined to become the definitive study of Pan Africanism." --Afua Cooper, Professor of Black Studies, Dalhousie University, Canada

"I have been waiting for a book on Pan-Africanism's full and long history. After all, it was - and is! - crucial to Africa and the African diaspora. This book is incredibly thorough - it tells me all, setting the history in the necessary contexts and with analyses of the philosophies!" --Marika Sherwood, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, UK