1st Edition

Global Africans Race, Ethnicity and Shifting Identities

Edited By Toyin Falola, Cacee Hoyer Copyright 2017
    246 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    "Black," "African," "African descendant" and "of African heritage," are just some of the ways Africans and Africans in the diaspora (both old and new) describe themselves. This volume examines concepts of race, ethnicity, and identity as they are ascribed to people of colour around the world, examining different case studies of how the process of identity formation occurred and is changing.

    Contributors to this volume, selected from a wide range of academic and cultural backgrounds, explore issues that encourage a deeper understanding of race, ethnicity and identity. As our notions about what it means to be black or of African heritage change as a result of globalization, it is important to reassess how these issues are currently developing, and the origins from which these issues developed.

    Global Africans is an important and insightful book, useful to a wide range of students and scholars, particularly of African studies, sociology, diaspora studies, and race and ethnic studies.


    Introduction, Toyin Falola and Cacee Hoyer

    Part I. Shifting Identities

    1. Diaspora Intellectuals, Alienation, and the Production of Africa in the Euro-American Academy, Moses Ochonu

    2. Brothers of the Trade: A New Direction in Examining the Intersections of Racial Framing and Identity Processes upon African-Americans and African Immigrants in America, Veeda V. Williams

    3. Paradoxes and Contradictions between African Diasporas and Resident Africans in the Search for an Identity: A Nigerian Outlook, Olusegun Michael Osinibi

    4. Mobile Communities of the Indian Ocean: A Brief Study of Siddi and Hadrami Diaspora in Hyderabad City, India, Khatija Khader

    5. Reinventing the Nation in Africa: The Political Writings of Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka, Olabode Ibironke

    Part II: Ethnicity and African Agency

    6. From Brain-Drain to Brain-Gain: Interrogating Migration, Deskilling, and Return Migration in Contemporary Nigeria, Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi

    7. Educação e Ações Afirmativas: Redefining Multicultural Legalisms, Justiciability of Rights, and the [In]clusion of African-descendant Peoples in Higher Education in Brazil, Gee A. Yawson

    8. Back to Africa: Roy Campbell’s Voorslag: A Magazine of South African Life and Art and its Stand against Racial Inequality, Michael Sharp

    9. ‘Nobody Knows De Troubles I’ve Seen’: A Discourse Analysis of Selected Afro-American Protest Music and Their Relevance to Contemporary Issues, Stephen Olusoji

    10. "They were Revolutionaries!" Malcolm X and Jomo Kenyatta’s Pan-Africanism, 1960-1965, Mickie Mwanzia Koster

    Part III: Race and Populations at Stake

    11. Mutations of Slavery: Prostitution and Women Trafficking in Contemporary Nigerian Novels, Bosede F. Afolayan

    12. Forging Home: Local and Global Intersections in the Postconflict Reintegration of Liberian Returnee Refugees, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso

    13. Eat, Speak, and Play Like Our Ancestors: A Case of Children from Madagascar in America, Rijasoa Andriamanana


    Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, US.

    Cacee Hoyer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Southern Indiana, US.