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Author Dworkin, Ira, 1972- author.

Title Congo love song : African American culture and the crisis of the colonial state / Ira Dworkin
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 439 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Contents Introduction. James Weldon Johnson's Transnational Vaudeville -- Part I. The Nineteenth-Century Routes of Black Transnationalism -- Chapter 1. George Washington Williams's Stern Duty of History -- Chapter 2. William Henry Sheppard's Country of My Forefathers -- Chapter 3. Booker T. Washington's African at Home -- Part II. The Twentieth-Century Cultures of the American Congo -- Chapter 4. Missionary Cultures: The American Presbyterian Congo Mission, Althea Brown Edmiston, and the Languages of the Congo -- Chapter 5. Literary Cultures: The Black Press, Pauline E. Hopkins, and the Rewriting of Africa -- Chapter 6. Visual Cultures: Hampton Institute, William Sheppard's Kuba Collection, and African American Art -- Part III. The Congo in Modern African American Poetics and Politics -- Chapter 7. Near the Congo: Langston Hughes and the Geopolitics of Internationalist Poetry -- Chapter 8. Another Black Magazine with a Lumumba Poem: Patrice Lumumba and African American Poetry -- Chapter 9. The Chickens Coming Home to Roost: Malcolm X, the Congo, and Modern Black Nationalism -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Malcolm X on the Congo, February 14, 1965, Detroit Notes
Summary An examination of "black Americans' long cultural and political engagement with the Congo and its people. Through studies of George Washington Williams, Booker T. Washington, Pauline Hopkins, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X, and other figures, [Dworkin] brings to light a long-standing relationship that challenges familiar presumptions about African American commitments to Africa. Dworkin offers compelling new ways to understand how African American involvement in the Congo has helped shape anticolonialism, black aesthetics, and modern black nationalism"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-415) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed August 31, 2017)
Subject African Americans -- Relations with Africans.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Anti-imperialist movements.
Black nationalism.
HISTORY -- Africa -- Central.
African Americans -- Relations with Africans
African Americans -- Intellectual life
Anti-imperialist movements
Black nationalism
Subject Africa
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016046557
ISBN 9781469632735