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African Nationalism

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ISBN 9781032345635
April 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

African Nationalism offers an innovative perspective on the creation of nations and nationalism, and the role of race in nationalism overall, by bringing together a compilation of debates on African nationalism, from Pan-Africanism up to the present day.

The book examines African nationalism in comparative perspective, mainly with the UK, France, and the US: the birthplaces of modern nationalism. The author suggests that the origins of African nationalism lay outside the continent and demonstrates the similarities that abound between African nationalisms across a diverse range of countries.

This volume is important reading for students and scholars of nationalism, history, political science, and African studies.

Table of Contents


1. Africans, African Americans, and the Roots of Pan-African Nationalism

2. From Pan-Negroism to Territorial Nationalism: Nationalism without Nations

3. Négritude

4. Continental Pan-Africanism

5. The New Nationalism and its Historical Heritage

6. The Permeation of Western Liberal Concepts

7. Socialist and Communist Concepts and Anticolonial African Nationalism

8. Radical Ideologies of National, Economic, Social, and Cultural Liberation

9. Opponents of National Independence

10. The Organization of African Unity and the African Union

11. Black Zionism: The Return to Africa in Theory and Practice


Appendix 1: Albert Memmi

Appendix 2: Alioune Diop

Appendix 3: Frantz Fanon

Appendix 4: Julius Nyerere

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Benyamin Neuberger was Professor Emeritus of Political Science and African Studies at The Open University of Israel. He published widely on Israeli politics, African politics, Israeli democracy, the theory of democracy, and nationalism. Previous titles include: Rwanda 1994: Genocide in the "Land of a Thousand Hills" (2017), Israel's Relations with the Third World (1948–2008) (2009), Religion and Democracy in Israel (1997), National Self-Determination in Post-Colonial Africa (1986), and Involvement, Invasion and Withdrawal: Quadhafi’s Libya and Chad 1969-1981 (1982).